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Some Texas stations drop Dixie Chicks tunes
Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2003 | By DIANA HEIDGERD / The Associated Press

Posted on 03/15/2003 3:33:16 AM PST by MeekOneGOP

Some Texas stations drop Dixie Chicks tunes

03/15/2003

By DIANA HEIDGERD / The Associated Press

DALLAS — When it comes to President Bush, the Dixie Chicks are singing a different tune. But not every country radio station is playing it.

Natalie Maines, the Grammy Award-winning group's lead singer, apologized Friday for her criticism of President Bush and possible war against Iraq. That didn't stop some stations in Texas and other parts of the country from pulling Dixie Chicks songs off their programs.

Radio stations started getting angry calls from listeners after Maines told a London audience Monday, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

The Dixie Chicks are touring Europe, supporting their recent release "Home," where Maines said Friday they are "witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war." Maines said she is a mother and wants to see "every possible alternative exhausted" before lives are lost.

In her apology, Maines said, "As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect."

Bush was born in Connecticut but grew up in West Texas. He has a ranch near Crawford, Texas and served as governor for six years. Maines is a native of Lubbock.

"We've had a huge listener reaction and movement against the statements," said Paul Williams, program director for KPLX-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth, the nation's fifth largest radio market.

On the Web site for KSCS-FM, also in Dallas-Fort Worth, was a photo of the three-member group, with black tape over Maines' mouth. The headline at www.kscs.com read: "Have The Dixie Chicks Gone Too Far?"

Ted Stecker, KSCS program director, said he had never had this kind of response from an audience during his 30 years in the music business.

"A lot could depend on how the Dixie Chicks respond and face their fans," he said.

In Kansas City, WDAF set trash cans outside the radio station for people to throw their Dixie Chicks CDs away. The station has boycotted the group's music on air, and its Web site displayed more than 800 e-mails from listeners. Most people voiced outrage about Maines' comment and praised the station for its boycott.

A few voiced support for the group and for their right to freely speak their opinions about the country and the president.

But Tom Fontaine, an on-air personality at KILT-FM in Houston, said, "We stand behind our president and we are proud he is from Texas."

The station has suspended playing the Dixie Chicks.

"We have run polls and the overwhelming majority of the calls have been for us not to play the Dixie Chicks," said Fontaine.

El Paso station KHEY-FM has received complaints and won't play any Dixie Chicks songs this weekend, said Program Director Steve Gramzay. The temporary ban will "give everybody a chance to cool down," he said.

The Dixie Chicks' U.S. leg of their "Top of the World Tour" was scheduled to kick off May 1 in Greenville, S.C.'s Bi-Lo Center to a sold-out crowd. But attendance is now more uncertain.

Jill Weninger, the center's marketing director, said the first call she received Friday morning was from a woman who felt Greenville didn't need the group after its "anti-American" statements. She said she also received two e-mails but that was the extent of the complaints.

"One person that e-mailed said she had tickets but she wouldn't be coming," Weninger said.

The Bi-Lo Center sold out during the Dixie Chicks' first appearance and again this year on the first day they went on sale, Weninger said.

After more than 250 listeners called in a two-hour period Friday morning to complain about Maines' comments, WTDR-FM in Talladega, Ala., dropped the Dixie Chicks.

"The emotion of the callers telling us about their fathers and sons and brothers who are overseas now and who fought in previous wars was very specific," said Jim Jacobs, president of Jacobs Broadcast Group, which includes WTDR.

In North Platte, Neb., a radio station joined the boycott. "Due to un-American comments made by the Dixie Chicks very recently in London, we here at KXNP/KODY will be putting their music," Program and Operations Director Tony Lama said in a prepared statement Friday.

The Dixie Chicks, who performed their hit "Landslide" at the Feb. 23 Grammy Awards, won four Grammys at this year's show, including Best Country Album for "Home." Their next stop is Wednesday in Munich, where American policies against Iraq are widely criticized. They return to Texas on May 21 in Austin.

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What a suicidal thing to say, career-wise, imho. Add the Dixie Chimps to the Frenchie boycott . . .

There are a couple more stories related to this bimbo's comments that I see on the Dallas Morning News that I'll post as supplements on this thread.

AP
The Dixie Chicks have drawn sharp
criticism for recent anti-war comments.

Here is the picture on KSCS's website the article references
(Click on the pic to go directly to the KSCS article):

Have The Dixie Chicks Gone Too Far?

Give Your Comments Here

Natalie Maines of "The Dixie Chicks" said at a concert in England and was quoted by a reporter from The Guardian "Just so you know," says singer Natalie Maines, "we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

At 96.3 KSCS we disagree with her...we're not only proud to be from Texas, but we're proud of President George W. Bush and the fact that he is from Texas. In a follow-up quote from The Dixie Chicks, Maines was quoted as saying: "We've been overseas for several weeks and have been reading and following the news accounts of our governments' position. The anti-American sentiment that has unfolded here is astounding. While we support our troops, there is nothing more frightening than the notion of going to war with Iraq and the prospect of all the innocent lives that will be lost."

Maines further stated, "I feel the President is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world. My comments were made in frustration and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view."

***

In a statement released by her publicist late Friday Natalie said, "As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, as a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost. I love my country. I am a proud American."

Do you accept her excuse? We thought we'd give you a chance to "sound off" and let the Dixie Chicks know if you are in agreement with them - or if you disagree. We will print out these messages and (unless content demands otherwise) we will get copies of your e-mails to the Chicks so hopefully they'll reconsider their opinions.

Remember...be Texas Proud, and keep it clean!

1 posted on 03/15/2003 3:33:16 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Squantos; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; SpookBrat; FITZ; COB1; DainBramage; Dallas; ...

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas ping list!. . .don't be shy.
No, you don't HAVE to be a Texan to get on this list!


2 posted on 03/15/2003 3:36:12 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Another thread for the mod to add to the official list. The Vichy Chicks deserve every thread they get.

And their "Bill Clinton Apology Tour" makes me gag.

Any military families in Munich area that can freep the Vichy Chicks at their upcoming concert there? It would get a lot of press.
3 posted on 03/15/2003 3:39:34 AM PST by fightinJAG (Scouts Out!)
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To: MeeknMing
The Dixie Chicks are touring Europe

They should stay there. I bet they could get along with all the anti-Bush people there.

4 posted on 03/15/2003 3:41:09 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: MeeknMing
This reminds me of a VH1 Behind The Music episode, except this is the part

where the band member overdoses on dumbass, not drugs.

5 posted on 03/15/2003 3:41:50 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: yall

Few taking chance on peace songs video

'60s sentiment may not play in modern culture

03/15/2003

By THOR CHRISTENSEN / The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN - In the Vietnam era, popular music and the anti-war movement went hand in hand: "Bad Moon Rising," "Give Peace a Chance," "War."

But the prevailing tune today seems to be the sounds of silence. As war looms in Iraq - and as country stations play Darryl Worley's pro-war anthem "Have You Forgotten?" - many musicians wonder why they're not hearing more songs about peace.

"The culture starts getting more frivolous after years of peace and prosperity," says John Mellencamp, the first high-profile artist to release a new anti-war song, "To Washington."

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Related: Mellencamp.com (official site)
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"It's not Justin Timberlake's fault, but we're in an age now when the record companies groom you not to say anything that [ticks] anybody off."

The debate over activism and music is growing louder, with Friday's furor over Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines' remarks on President Bush. Earlier this week, she told a London concert audience she's "ashamed" that Mr. Bush is a Texan, but late Friday she apologized after some radio stations decided to boycott the Chicks' music.

While Ms. Maines softened her anti-war stance, others wish more musicians would take one. And it's not just the old-school lefties who are upset at the lack of protest songs. At last month's Grammy Awards, where anti-war statements were muted, 27-year-old singer India.Arie rhapsodized about the role of music during the Vietnam War - a war that ended before she was even born.

"At that time, music mattered," she told reporters backstage. "But my generation is outside of that ['60s peace] movement. The further we get from a time with that much political change, the more we forget."

"I think we've lost hold of the spirit," says 32-year-old singer Ani DiFranco, who attacks U.S. military policy in her songs and during her concerts. "Part of me feels shame that in such dire times, there's such a lack of activism."

In Austin, where thousands of musicians gathered for the 17th annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, a panel discussion Friday dug into the issue of "Activism and Protest."

"Looking to pop stars for leadership in today's world is a futile search," says panelist John Sinclair, ex-manager of the radical Vietnam-era rock band the MC5. "A lot of them are millionaires with shares in the oil companies, and they're gonna benefit from this war."

Yet others say it's simply too early to expect a new crop of anti-war songs. "You can't write a song and record it and make it all happen in the two months that it's become apparent we're getting into this war," says another panelist, John Doe of the punk band X.

The Vietnam War raged for years before stars such as John Lennon and John Fogerty began singing about peace. In fact, the first war-related Vietnam-era hit was Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler's patriotic "The Battle of the Green Berets," which went to No. 1 in 1966.

"Anti-war songs didn't make it above ground until the war had gone on and on and on," says folk singer Barbara Dane, who helped compile The Vietnam Songbook in 1969. "Early on, I'd sing a [peace] song and people would wince and say 'Why are you doing that?' "

Today, there's a different sort of skepticism.

"I'd be a martyr and throw myself out a window if I thought it would do any good, but nothing's going to stop this war, and everybody knows it," says 31-year-old Chan Marshall, a South by Southwest performer who sings under the stage name Cat Power. "War is not gonna stop if the 10 people who run the world say it isn't gonna stop."

Others aren't so pessimistic. Although most tunes written after Sept. 11 dealt in grief, confusion and anger, a few expressed the need for peace instead of retaliation: Sleater-Kinney's "Combat Rock," hip-hop artist Michael Franti's "Bomb da World" and System of a Down's "Boom."

But those tunes didn't get airplay, and other anti-war songs have yet to show up on the pop-culture radar. The world's most media-savvy singer, Madonna, hopes to change that with the upcoming video to her single "American Life." The tune is not about war - it deals with celebrity life and rhymes "pilates" with "hotties" - but in the video, fatigues-clad models lob hand grenades at a fashion show as a crowd applauds.

"I am not anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro-peace. I hope this provokes thought and dialogue," she said in a statement.

Protest songs date back further than pop music itself, from turn-of-the-20th-century union tunes to Depression-era folkie laments. But it was Vietnam that forged them into the pop consciousness - and made "Green Berets" and Mr. Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" look like exceptions to an unwritten music-world policy.

Country singer Worley's pro-war hit features such lyrics as "Some say this country's just out looking for a fight/After 9-11, man, I'd have to say that's right." And in the sentimental tradition of World War II songs, the Dixie Chicks hit No. 1 on the country charts last week with "Travelin' Soldier," a Bruce Robison-penned tale of puppy love that ends with the soldier dying in Vietnam.

But if a major artist wrote today's equivalent of "Give Peace a Chance," would it stand a chance of becoming a hit?

During Vietnam and the heyday of free-form FM, radio courted the booming counterculture. "But now just about every radio station in the country is owned by giant corporate conglomerates who have a very good interest in not rocking Bush's boat," says R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, another South by Southwest panelist.

Mr. Mellencamp doesn't have high hopes for "To Washington," his rewrite of an old country-folk tune. The song - which will be on his next CD and can be heard at www.mellencamp.com - features new lyrics about Mr. Bush and ends by asking "What is the thought process to take a human's life? What would be the reason to think that this is right?"

"I can assure you, 'To Washington' is not going to be played on the radio," the singer says. "If Justin Timberlake wrote [Bob Dylan's] 'Masters of War' today, nobody's gonna play that either."

This week, Beastie Boys issued a new peace rap, "In a World Gone Mad," on their Web site, www.beastieboys.com. With its Bush-bashing lyrics and clanging rhythms, the song seems an unlikely candidate for tons of airplay. Still, the trio "felt it was important to comment on where the U.S. appears to be heading now," band member Adam Yauch wrote on the Web site.

Even if today's radio did play anti-war songs, it's debatable what impact they'd have in an age where rock songs help sell every imaginable product. In an unintentionally ironic sign of the times, Wrangler's new patriotic TV ad uses snippets of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 hit "Fortunate Son." (Mr. Fogerty, the song's author, signed away the rights to the tune early in his career.)

"It's hard to get people to take songs to heart," Mr. Mills says, "when they know that the next time they hear it, it'll be pushing salad-oil or cars or chicken."

While pop music's impact may be diluted by its commerciality, protest music can still be a key tool for anti-war forces, he adds.

"After the sheer shock of 9-11, it was unseemly to start harping on anti-war stuff right away, but I really hope people will start writing protest songs. Certainly, we're writing a few."

And even if the new protest songs never make it to the radio, "There's still a real hunger for them in the underground," says Ms. Dane, the folk singer. "The pop world might be insulated from all this, but there's tons of new stuff being written and sung in the coffeehouses."

"Maybe we can't change the world," says Ms. DiFranco, "but we can engage and inspire a roomful of people to leave that room feeling stronger. It's that old saying: 'Each one, teach one.' "

E-mail tchristensen@dallasnews.com


Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/031503dnent1Awarmusic.5cf2d.html

6 posted on 03/15/2003 3:42:07 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: fightinJAG
The Vichy Chicks

LOL! LOL! LOL!

7 posted on 03/15/2003 3:43:23 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: MeeknMing
I guess these bimbo's forgot what type of music they play.

If they were a rockstars, they could probably get away with it, but country listeners are way too patriotic for these type of comments.

The blond dye in their hair is obviously soaking through to their brains.
8 posted on 03/15/2003 3:46:50 AM PST by jerod
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To: fightinJAG
>>The Vichy Chicks

Oh, that's good! I love it. I'm going to see a bunch of FReepers today at the Atlanta rally, and I'll find a way to use that.
9 posted on 03/15/2003 3:47:23 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: knighthawk
The laughline ("Vichy Chicks") goes to Finnmann.

Surely this "nom" must enter the popular lexicon. Let's get Rush and Sean to use it.

I also like the name a freeper came up with for the French plans for endless and "forced" (and fill-in-blank) inspections in Iraq:

"the Maginot Plan"

BAWAWAWAWWWAAAAA

Gosh, that says it all AND turns the knife. HOO-AH.
10 posted on 03/15/2003 3:47:42 AM PST by fightinJAG (Scouts Out!)
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To: yall

Dixie Chicks singer issues apology for Bush comment

03/15/2003

By MARIO TARRADELL / The Dallas Morning News

After a day filled with heated fan and radio reactions against Texas' multimillion-selling country trio the Dixie Chicks over anti-Bush remarks Natalie Maines made to a sold-out audience Monday in London, the Chicks lead singer issued an apology to the president late Friday.

"As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful," she said. "I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost."

Also Online
What do you think about Natalie Maines' comment. Will it affect how you feel about their music?

Related: Few taking chances on peace songs
Video: Gary Reaves reports

Ms. Maines started a backlash against her group by saying, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The Lubbock native prompted country radio stations in Dallas, Arlington, Houston, Kansas City, Nashville and even Colton, Calif., to ban their music.

The apology, already on www.dixiechicks.com, may not have arrived in time to stop the temporary moratorium on Chicks music. KPLX-FM (99.5) "The Wolf," which announced Friday afternoon that it would stop playing all songs by the band, is taking a wait-and-see approach.

"We're probably going to let it go through the weekend and we'll post it on our Web site and deal with it Monday," said Paul Williams, program director for "The Wolf."

Some damage has already been done. MSNBC aired footage Friday of people in Kansas City, Mo., throwing Chicks CDs into a garbage can. A whopping 80 percent of the comments from Dallas Morning News readers posted Friday to DallasNews.com were against the group.

The reaction at Arlington's KSCS-FM (96.3) was equally harsh. Most of the more than 2,100 listener comments on the station's Web page were against the Grammy-winning group.

"I haven't seen reaction like this ever with such intensity," said Ted Stecker, program director for KSCS-FM. "I think most people do believe that everybody has their right to their opinion. But a lot of it hits a little more home in Texas."

In Austin, where Ms. Maines and fellow Chick Martie Maguire reside, there wasn't much need for political correctness. Chicks tracks stayed on the air at Americana station KGSR-FM and mainstream country dials KVET-FM and KASE-FM despite overwhelming negative response from listeners.

At the South by Southwest Music & Media Conference, Asleep at the Wheel co-founder Ray Benson defended the Chicks: "I applaud the Chicks for saying what they believe. If radio stations think they need to censor musicians for their political beliefs, those stations should move to Iraq."

Since 1998's Wide Open Spaces, the once-Dallas-based Dixie Chicks stirred controversy as they sold records. With their flamboyant fashion sense and in-your-face mix of country, bluegrass, rock and pop, they quickly scored critically and commercially.

On 1999's Fly, songs such as "Sin Wagon" and "Goodbye Earl" rocked the conservative country genre. In the last year, Ms. Maines was vocal about the group's $4 million lawsuit against Sony Music and country artist Toby Keith's post-9/11 single, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."

Pop Music Critic Thor Christensen contributed to this report.

E-mail mtarradell@dallasnews.com


Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/031503dnovedixiechicks.5c0a3354.html

11 posted on 03/15/2003 3:48:01 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Add me please.

OB
12 posted on 03/15/2003 3:48:29 AM PST by OBone (Support our boys in uniform)
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To: fightinJAG
bill clinton apology is right...I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect...or impeached.
13 posted on 03/15/2003 3:50:26 AM PST by RWG
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To: DainBramage
. . .except this is the part where the band member overdoses on dumbass, not drugs.

ROFL !!

14 posted on 03/15/2003 3:50:26 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: fightinJAG; AntiJen; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Any military families in Munich area that can freep the Vichy Chicks at their upcoming concert there? It would get a lot of press.

Good idea. Food for thought ! . . .

Vichy Chicks

ROFL !!

15 posted on 03/15/2003 3:52:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Mr. Mellencamp doesn't have high hopes for "To Washington," his rewrite of an old country-folk tune. The song - which will be on his next CD and can be heard at www.mellencamp.com - features new lyrics about Mr. Bush and ends by asking "What is the thought process to take a human's life? What would be the reason to think that this is right?"

I've often wondered myself what the thought processes were to take a human's life. . .but MY thoughts were about abortion and the infantcide going on everyday by people who justifying killing as a "choice".

16 posted on 03/15/2003 3:53:55 AM PST by alwaysconservative ("All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: FreedomPoster
I was replying to Finnmann, I think, who came up with it or got it from another freeper. GREAT, isn't it?

If you could get it on a big sign and get some media coverage of it, that would say it all.

And just think of how astounded the lamestream media will be to discover that people who listen to country music know what the word "Vichy" means and how to spell it.

How about this one:

VICHY CHICKS SUPPORT NEW FRENCH MAGINOT PLAN
17 posted on 03/15/2003 3:55:33 AM PST by fightinJAG (Scouts Out!)
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To: knighthawk; JohnHuang2
The Dixie Chicks are touring Europe

They should stay there. I bet they could get along with all the anti-Bush people there.

Yep ! They may not have an audience left to come home to after this . . .

Hey, John ! The Dallas Morning News finally got the memo !! lol !

18 posted on 03/15/2003 3:56:16 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: alwaysconservative
"the thought process for taking a human life"

And my thoughts also extend to the 19 hijackers who attacked our country and killed our innocent people as they went about their daily business.
19 posted on 03/15/2003 3:57:57 AM PST by fightinJAG (Scouts Out!)
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To: MeeknMing
Instead of attending the concert, former fans with tickets and others should hold a rally in the venue parking lot.

Get Darryl Worley to play!
20 posted on 03/15/2003 3:59:54 AM PST by fightinJAG (Scouts Out!)
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To: jerod
I think you're right. The Hollyweird types like Babs, Alec Baldwin et al are very outspoken on their anti-American views. But some of their audience is also anti-American or don't care . . .

The Heartland sure cares, and PLENTY !

21 posted on 03/15/2003 4:00:10 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Index bump.
22 posted on 03/15/2003 4:01:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: OBone
I've added you. Thank you ! . . .
23 posted on 03/15/2003 4:02:43 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Talk about being tone deaf to your fan base. Whew!
24 posted on 03/15/2003 4:02:53 AM PST by ricpic
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To: MeeknMing
and they should
25 posted on 03/15/2003 4:08:53 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: MeeknMing
So what she apologized......why did she say it in the first place????? Not enough attention????? I sure she didn't mean it.....she's afraid they'll be unpopular and no $$$$$$$$$$$.....And that Juliette on Fox News gets on my nerves....."Oh they're pretty good"......shut up b*tch!!!! I feel like a cat this am......MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
26 posted on 03/15/2003 4:09:36 AM PST by geege
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To: alwaysconservative
I've often wondered myself what the thought processes were to take a human's life. . .but MY thoughts were about abortion and the infantcide going on everyday by people who justifying killing as a "choice".

Sure enough, that's true and I understand.

What the Liberal Loser Peacenik Goober Mellencamp obviously misses about President Bush's Liberally-labeled "Rush to War" is that so MANY lives will be SAVED by ousting the Murdering Tyrant Saddam Hussein who is known to be responsible for the executions of hundreds of thousand of human lives. Many of those are his OWN Iraqi people too ! He gassed the Kurds and has used chemical weapons on his enemies.

As far as the children are concerned, the food for oil program is a farce. MUCH of it goes to his military, NOT the children. It's a waste of effort because the children don't benefit for the most part . . .

27 posted on 03/15/2003 4:11:13 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Dixie Chicks singer issues apology for Bush comment

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"As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful," she said. "I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost."

If this is the case, then what does it have to do with what she said, which was, "They were ASHAMED of Bush being from Texas."

This is SO typical, she is ONLY apologizing because she is being FORCED too, not because she wants too, and my friends that's no apology-

May they reap what they sow!

28 posted on 03/15/2003 4:17:15 AM PST by sirchtruth
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To: fightinJAG
. . .Get Darryl Worley to play!

YES !!

Here is a link to website where you can download Darryl Worley's new song in Windows Media Player or Real Audio:

Have You Forgotten?

29 posted on 03/15/2003 4:17:32 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
What is this stuff about a "Rush to war?" Who is rushing to war? To this day there is still no war...Bush has taken every friggin' diplomatic tract he can and probably has contiplated til he blue in the face about what he needs to do. And furthermore, Bush is still exhausting all his options diplomatically to this day, So these people can just go and bang their heads against a brick wall!

Liberal/Moderate Idiotic ramblings abound in this society.

30 posted on 03/15/2003 4:26:25 AM PST by sirchtruth
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To: MeeknMing
The Ditsy Chicks and Cheryl Crowe. What a nasty American hating foursome that is. Cheryl did the remix to the Ditsy Chick's hit "Landslide" and the old saying birds of a feather flock together.

I hope we see a Sinead O'Connor like demise of the Ditsy Chicks to put their careers in a tailspin. Only time will tell.

31 posted on 03/15/2003 4:33:41 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: knighthawk
More like the Vichy Chickens It didn't take her long to realize that she just Pi$$ offed 50% or better of her fan base.
32 posted on 03/15/2003 4:49:54 AM PST by GailA (THROW AWAY THE KEYS http://keasl5227.tripod.com/)
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To: MeeknMing
For tracking purposes:

Let's see where they stand in a couple of weeks :-)

33 posted on 03/15/2003 4:57:57 AM PST by fnord ( Hyprocisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue)
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To: MeeknMing
Their next stop is Wednesday in Munich, where American policies against Iraq are widely criticized.

Ms. Maines apology was pretty tepid. A good start in the PR damage control would be to cancel their Munich concert in support of the USA. But that ain't gonna happen.

34 posted on 03/15/2003 5:03:45 AM PST by hillsborofox (Question Abortion.)
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To: MeeknMing
Natalie is full of herself. Her apology is far too late. She can't explain herself out of this one. I'm proud that she's being taught a lesson. I hope she feels utterly humiliated.
35 posted on 03/15/2003 5:23:36 AM PST by Clara Lou (Mom and apple pie)
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To: CCWoody; hispanarepublicana
Here you go. The 'supplemental' articles are on post #6 & #11 . . .
36 posted on 03/15/2003 5:33:41 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: WildWeasel
Cheryl did the remix to the Ditsy Chick's hit "Landslide" and the old saying birds of a feather flock together.

That would be the Dixie Chicks cover of the Stevie Nicks hit "Landslide". Not even their own song.

37 posted on 03/15/2003 5:33:55 AM PST by par4
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To: MeeknMing
I noticed that CMT played a Dixie Chicks video last night, guess its time to make the switch to GAC.

Good byyyyyyye Chicks., looking forward to seeing you on the proverbial Billboard milk carton.

Count me as another Texan who will boycott.

38 posted on 03/15/2003 5:41:25 AM PST by catfish1957
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To: fnord
< Their latest album falls from 4 to 6 today on the Billboard Top 200 >

Was it on it's way up or down? Sorry I don't know much about them.


< On the Hot 100 singles, Landslide is at 7 and their latest single, 'Travelin' Soldier' is at 26 >

Again, are they on the way up or down? For example, has "Landslide" hit #1 and is falling or has it been moving up?



39 posted on 03/15/2003 5:45:33 AM PST by GOP_Proud
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To: catfish1957
I don't have CMT or GAC and you have both. Next year, our cable company will add channels.
40 posted on 03/15/2003 6:01:09 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: GOP_Proud
...and of course, the real message that the Libs can't and won't ever admit, is that the reason there are no anti-war songs is nobody wants to hear them.
41 posted on 03/15/2003 6:08:10 AM PST by 50sDad
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Well good luck...

Probably not much demand for country music in New Hampshire?

42 posted on 03/15/2003 6:08:27 AM PST by catfish1957
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To: MeeknMing
Sad that anyone will go to a foreign country "for money" and act in such a manner. Ya have a complaint about something in American Politics scream it loud and clear IN AMERICA. I will die defending these big itches right to speak what they feel is right or wrong but they will have to respect my choice to never buy one of their CD's....Hell I won't even burn one of the napster clones as I never liked their squawking screaching crap anyway.

I have a very good friend that works in a major distributing hub for country music . I'll be asking him to keep me informed as to the effect on the "Vichy Clucks" sales and will share it with ya here when I get it. BTW does anyone know if any of these three are really from Texas or are they just claiming such for PR ? I could'nt find such in the on line bios. Just what state do they live in ?

Stay Safe !!

43 posted on 03/15/2003 6:08:48 AM PST by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: fightinJAG
I wouldn't mind seeing them booed off the stage once they come back to the U.S.
44 posted on 03/15/2003 6:10:44 AM PST by TimPatriot
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To: fightinJAG
The Vichy Chicks deserve every thread they get.

HAHAHAHAHA! Good one.

I also like the "Bill Clinton Apology Tour" line....

45 posted on 03/15/2003 6:32:40 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: MeeknMing
Not to be the unforgiving type, but her apology is not good enough. She justified her comment and that doesn't go over too well with me. A very humble "I'm sorry" is what I want to hear. And even then, the damage is done. You can't treat military families like this in my book and get away with it. Here is my letter to her:

I'm very disappointed and extremely upset. My dad's ashes are in Arlington National Cemetery. He died for your freedom of speech Natalie. Lord willing, your son will always have his patriotic mother around, but my dad is gone and my children will never know their grandfather. Along with free speech comes responsibility...and sometimes consequences. I have seven family members in the military fighting for your freedom right now and they will be giving freedom to the women and children of Iraq who have been tortured for 30 years which you care so deeply about. 1,000's and 1,000's of liters or anthrax means nothing to you. Sharing recipes with terrorists, the same terrorists who killed 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11th, means nothing to you. HUMBLE YOURSELF! Shame on you! You tear military families down when you say crap like that. I will be removing your CD's from my collection and I will no longer support any business endeavor of yours....EVER.

46 posted on 03/15/2003 6:34:00 AM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Squantos
They are all from Texas and live here now. Two live in the Austin area and one lives in the Medina area.
47 posted on 03/15/2003 6:36:54 AM PST by SpookBrat
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To: sirchtruth
"she is ONLY apologizing because she is being FORCED too"

I also object to the VICHY CHICKLETTS using the name DIXIE.

I'm from Dixie and I do not want our name sullied by the group of prostitutes known as the VICHY CHICKS! -JR
48 posted on 03/15/2003 6:39:51 AM PST by TheJollyRoger (George W. Bush for president in 2004....AGAIN!)
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To: SpookBrat
You letter shows your real emotions. May God bless your dad, and may he rest in the place of honor where he is.

The LEFT organizes "letter writing" campaigns too, but they are always hollow and phoney. Letters like yours are real, and that shines through.

I bet the Vichy Chicks managers is mainlining Alka-Seltzer these days....

49 posted on 03/15/2003 6:40:15 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SpookBrat
These Texans surrendered that quickly to the Euros?

If they had been at the Alamo, there would have been three survivors.

Attention Texas: Cleanup on aisle 1940. These losers aren't worthy of the Lone Star State. They need to move to Ithaca, NY.

Vichy Chicks, indeed!
50 posted on 03/15/2003 6:45:17 AM PST by You Dirty Rats
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