Skip to comments.Ditsy Chicks foul the nest
Posted on 05/27/2006 2:02:23 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Time magazine? The cover? Are you kidding me? Is this some kind of joke? A girls group that, yes, was very big a couple of years ago, but who self-destructed faster than a "Mission Impossible" tape recorder with one inexcusable utterance? A trio of talented girls who have been extremely fortunate, incredibly blessed, but who kissed off the great majority of their fans in an audacious display of hubris, poor taste and grievously un-American disdain for the twice-elected leader of the free world?
Yep, there they are with clothes on this time unlike the infamous magazine cover they "graced" completely nude soon after the debacle in England, where they announced to our valiant British friends that they were ashamed our president was from their home state of Texas. Remember, Prime Minister Tony Blair, the leader of our strongest, bravest ally had stood firm against strident criticism at home and throughout Europe to join with the United States in its frontal assault on terrorism; and then these popular young girls exploded a devastating PR bomb on stage, disavowing America's leader, our commander in chief, and simultaneously demeaned President Bush, seriously questioned Blair's judgment and revealed their own arrogant, immature insensitivity.
When their formerly roaring career imploded overnight, Natalie Maines, the engaging lead singer who'd made the self-destructive statement, eventually made a reluctant half apology. But their record sales all but vanished, their audiences dwindled dramatically and it appeared the Dixie Chicks might well wind up on a Col. Sanders menu.
So why, tell me why, are they on the cover of Time magazine this week? A suspicious person might surmise that the editors, when they learned that the Chicks are decidedly unrepentant, oblivious to the tasteless and unpatriotic character of their stance and eager to "bash Bush" some more, decided to promote them, their new album and their political views. Ditto "60 Minutes" Sunday night, where the Chicks were given a royal and supportive exposure on the very brink of the release of the new album and single, Not Ready to Make Nice, a title aptly describing their current attitude.
When the interviewer, obviously reveling in Natalie's defiance, observed "You don't seem sorry at all for what you said and did," she answered sweetly, almost reasonably, "Sorry? For not wanting us to be at war, for not wanting people to be dying? No, I'm not sorry." Of course, that dodged the real issue of her disgraceful personal slap at her president. She was obviously inferring that President Bush did want us to be at war and was the sole cause of American deaths, evidently unaware that we have been at war for over five years with Muslim extremists who want us all dead. But on the interview went, making the young ladies seem almost heroic, and certainly to be admired for their courageous outspokenness. Surely aware that such favorable exposure should greatly help the chances of the new album, CBS and the "60 Minutes" producers really painted the Chicks as a triune Joan of Arc.
But wait. Wasn't it this very program, these producers, who obtained military secrets about Abu Ghraib and trumpeted them to the world, certainly including our enemies, seriously wounding our international influence in time of war and putting our soldiers more in harm's way than ever? Wasn't it these producers who wanted so desperately to see Bush defeated that they gave the mad dog terrorists their expressed excuse to behead poor Nick Berg? Could it be that they and Time's editors want the Chicks' album, with its renewed disparagement of the president, to be a smash, precisely because of their defiant statements like the latest: "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever"?
Oh, surely, that couldn't be.
Why, that would be almost like well, almost like Tokyo Rose during World War II! While our brave young men and women were putting their lives on the line to defeat the perpetrators of Pearl Harbor, the worst attack on American soil until 9-11, a young Japanese woman was broadcasting every day where our soldiers would hear her, trying to demoralize and discourage, and hopefully defeat them.
Our Ditsy Chicks are too young to remember Tokyo Rose, but they are her inadvertent descendants.
An Internet acquaintance, Ashton Hardy, reminded me that Tokyo Rose's constant message, drafted for her by psychological warfare experts, always contained three main points:
Your president is lying to you.
The war is illegal and wrong.
You cannot win. Interesting, isn't it? Oddly familiar, too. Of course, currently the Chicks have our own American media to do the broadcasting, which they do enthusiastically in the guise of "reporting the news." And the reporting, usually very favorable to the Chicklets, goes immediately around the world, translated into many languages for the Muslim world and in English, to our GIs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oh, our fine-feathered femmes insist they "support our troops" while they demoralize them but that's what Tokyo Rose did, too. She told our soldiers, sailors and Marines she was "on their side," too!
As a father of four girls, I hurt for the Ditsies. They haven't realized how unpatriotic and un-American they are. They have ultra-liberal friends around them who egg them on (pun not intended), and they're persuaded they're upholding free speech and promoting humanitarian interests. Like so many dissenters, they seem to think that if we just "make nice" with terrorists, wave peace signs and disavow war as an answer, everything will turn out fine.
I wonder if any of them visited Ground Zero where the World Trade Center used to be. I wonder if Natalie has had a conversation with any of our brave men and women who don't want to leave Iraq until a free, democratic republic is assured in the despotic Middle East. I wonder what she'd think if she could spend an afternoon with President Ahmadinejad of Iran or al-Qaida's al-Zarqawi in Iraq (if she could find him) and find out what they intend to do to the likes of the Chicks and their own little chicks.
Would they be ready to "make nice" then? I wonder.
More thoughts on these things next week in this space.
The Chix are finished in country music.
They could make a comeback as a pop group, of course.
Too bad. I quite liked their music.
All great female vocalists are crazy to a greater or lesser degree...
According to Maines, the group would rather have a few "discriminating" fans, than have a whole bunch of rednecks buying their CD's- speaks to their phoniness and dopiness.
In the meantime- Bill O'Rielly's account of the feud between himself and Maines was hilarious. Those of us who saw it, got it. Bet she didn't...
Another great job John. Amen.
I'll never forget seeing Pat Boone dressed as a punk rocker at some awards show a few years ago. One of the funniest things I've ever seen. But he nails the Dixie Cowchips...
You're up early...
Gotta go into work at 7, so I got up early to do my visitin' and commentin'... ;^)
Fantastic post. Pat Boone's an even better writer than he was a singer.
Must've gotten lots of practice writing all those love letters in the sand.
He makes me proud to be an American.
And no humility whatsoever, as far as I can see.
I don't believe these selfish little ba$tards have the intellectual capacity to discriminate the crucial differences between the islamic trash and US. They are programmed as is Sheehan, to mouth off ignorant statements while they sit on the lap of the America loathing media. (Arf Arf)
Thanks for a great article that hits the whole "chicks" thing on the head.
The only thing I think about when one of their songs comes on is "CLICK". Your gone!!
I really think they are a hurtin' even though all the articles say they haven't been hurt by all this. WHY then, did they take a couple of years off to have babies?? The strategy was that all this would die down. BUT us die hard country fans will never forget the way they put down not just our President but also our fighting men and women and the great USA!
It's probably more like they don't even care. After all, they still made their big bucks, America will always be here for them, (they think), because it always has been.
They have absolutely NO concept of what a foreign dictator like ol' Aminijab (sp?) would do to the likes of them if he could take over our country. Do they think he would let them throw big concerts and lip off like they do?
"Do they really think the Lilith Fair crowd will embrace them as one of their own in the long run?"
Peter, Paul and Mary had a long career, supported by their leftwing devotees. Maybe the chicks will do the same. Of course, feeding three families and egos can prove to be a hard row to hoe when you become known as a specialty act.
Now I have a question. Does Paul Begala, their fellow Texan with whom they apparantly don't disagree, advise them?
And on the CW station where I listen, "one of their songs" doesn't come on very often.
Just curious one CW fan to another -- what do you think of Mr and Mrs Faith Hill's recent comments on the war? The comments were no where near as strong as natalie maines', but...Think they'll feel any back-lash?
Sooner or later we will be hearing these girl's confessions that they were misguided. LOL
The T-shirt's letters are for "F_ck You Toby Keith!"
Are CBS & Time connected to whichever recording company has published their latest album?
Horrible music by a bunch of dumb broads, they better hope hippies buy lots of their albums, because nobody else will.
They are really blurring the lines between entertainment, news, and political campaigning. It irks me to hear box office receipts on Sunday pm news.
ABC employs several Clintonistas, Stephanopolis, Chris Coumo, Richard Clark
Don't forget ABC's hit man Brian Ross!
Trucks blow up on impact.
House Speakers are investigated by anonymous sources.
The FBI has his cell phone bugged!
Time & 60 Minutes are the kiss of death. What they're selling, I'n not buying.
I invite them to permanently move to France.
She resisted demands for months to act as an enemy propoganda mouthpiece. It was nearly two years later after constant pressure and when she learned that California Attorney General Earl Warren had sent her family to relocation camps that she finally gave in and did her first broadcast.
She had gone to Japan on a mission of mercy to visit an ailing relative. She came home and was charged with treason. One of the few good things Gerald Ford did was to pardon her.
The Ditzy Chicks volunteered to be enemy mouthpieces and were never charged with anything. They aren't fit to wipe Tokyo Rose's butt.
Our president has only himself to blame for the msm's sabotage of his presidency. He should have done what Canadian PM Harper is doing. Harper publically identified his opponents in the Canadian press as being political enemies aligned with the Liberal Party and has refused to talk to them. Moreover, he has encouraged all conservatives in his party to do likewise. After the predictable caterwauling by the liberal press corps, now they are begging him to "settle our differences". They are irrelevant, and having the PM make that point to the Canadian people in such a graphic way endangers these parasites. Now THAT is the way to handle the White House Press Corps instead of taking the wuss position of setting "a new tone." That immediately signaled the msm that W was a patsie and they could busy themselves with destroying his presidency. And having Scott McClellan as press secretary for three horrible years just made it too easy.
You are so right! The Dixie Chicks sucked well before Maines went for the anti-American cheap pop in London. Guys like Hannity were shocked at their idiot views only because he seems to think country music is intrinsically conservative, when in fact it's got tons of leftists like Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, although it's nowhere near as bad as folk music, which I suppose is really just commie country music.
The Chicks song "Earl" was pretty obviously an attempt to caricature a typical redneck and string him him up. Their cover of Fleetwood Mac's was syrupy and inferior (like their politices) as well. The rock group Primus was absolutely right about how little the world needs folk singers.
What a disgusting, classless, foul mouthed little sow. I'm glad she opened her mouth and showed her character and that of her band. Now that I see them for what they are, I'll never support them in any way.
Their 15 minutes of fame were up years ago.
All that is left of them is the sound of hanging bodies creaking in the wind.
....as their marketing managers and record label scream..."Shut the __k Up! Please!"
Maybe they should change their name from Dixie Chicks to Jihad Womyn. That might help with the Lilith Fair crowd.
it looks like the entire lamestream media is rushing to their rescue. Good Morning America even hosted them on their Concert in the park series yesterday morning........
Who reads it?
Even bad publicity is publicity, and they are playing it to the hilt.
...If you want real downhome folk music, with fiddle, mandolin, dobro, guitar, etc...
...get or order, Bluegrass Revival...
If you liked the music of Oh Brother Where Art Thou...it's very similar...
..anyway, this is the music for you.
..the lead singer, Steve Ivey, is a Grammy nominee.
The music/instrumentals/singers are wonderful!
And I have to think these folks politics are more in line with ours. :)
Is their new album #1 like the MSM said it would be? I'm not so sure of that and it would surprise me if it is!