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'Blixie Chicks' Blame Conservative Web Site (That's us, folks)
NewsMax.com ^ | 3/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 03/19/2003 7:08:11 AM PST by kattracks

A manager for the Country and Western group the Dixie Chicks is blaming the ongoing firestorm of negative reaction to anti-Bush comments by lead singer Natalie Maines last week on a vast right-wing cyber-conspiracy.

Dixie Chicks' manager Simon Renshaw has told radio stations currently boycotting the group's music that the uproar has been ginned up by the Web site FreeRepublic.com, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.

FreeRepublic has nicknamed the group, "The Blixie Chicks," after Saddam-friendly U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix. Several posters to the cyber-forum have urged visitors to contact radio stations about the controversy.

"Your company is being targeted by a radical right-wing online forum," Renshaw complained in an e-mail distributed to radio stations by the Dixie Chicks' label, Sony Music. "You are being 'Freeped,' which is the code word for an organized e-mail/telephone effort attempting to solicit a desired response," he explained.

On March 10, lead Dixie Chick Maines told a London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

After her remarks were reported, nationwide protests erupted in the U.S., with angry fans reportedly destroying their collections of Dixie Chicks CDs.

After four days Maines issued a semi-apology, saying her initial remarks had been "disrespectful."

"I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect," she added.

But Maines' statement did little to assuage angry Country and Western music fans, who are predominantly conservative and pro-Bush.

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KEYWORDS: activistactors; antibush; chicks; ditzichicks; dixie; dixiechicks; fr; freerepublic; vichychicks
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To: kattracks
"You are being 'Freeped,"

Hey...anytime.

101 posted on 03/19/2003 7:40:58 AM PST by FryingPan101 (I love Rummy!)
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To: Corin Stormhands
How about Pep boys?
102 posted on 03/19/2003 7:41:00 AM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: kattracks
"Your company is being targeted by a radical right-wing online forum,"

MOUSE POWER ROCKS!

103 posted on 03/19/2003 7:41:04 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: kattracks
Oh, puh-leeze. What gets me is that they were so out of touch with their fan base that they expected such a comment to go unnoticed.
104 posted on 03/19/2003 7:41:46 AM PST by steve-b
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Registered bump.

105 posted on 03/19/2003 7:42:00 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: kattracks

106 posted on 03/19/2003 7:42:46 AM PST by Martus
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To: DeuceTraveler
I think we hit the big time when the picture of Dashale being hung over the balcony was mentioned on Rush's show.

That, I think, is the funniest picture this year.
107 posted on 03/19/2003 7:43:19 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom
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To: Steve0113
How some of these people get contracts to record music in the first place is beyond me.

I like what Toby Kieth said when one of the Blixi's Hicks were making fun of his song " Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue". One of them said "'Boot in your @$$', anyone could write that" His response was, "You couldn't". Apparently the Chicks don't write any of their own music.

108 posted on 03/19/2003 7:44:02 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Let's Roll!)
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To: backhoe
didn't realize I belonged to so many Vast Conspiracies, but I still want my decoder ring and Secret Handshake, which have not yet been issued to me...

You didn't get the ring yet? Check the mail today. And as for the Secret Handshake, it so very secret that even conspiracy members are not allowed to know it.

109 posted on 03/19/2003 7:44:05 AM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: smith288
ATTENTION ALL FREEPERS!

The wolf cries at midnight, I repeat, the wolf cries at midnight.

You know what to do.

If you don't know what to do, see page 47 of the VRWC handbook.

110 posted on 03/19/2003 7:45:08 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: kattracks
This cracks me up, because it's as if they can't believe that your average country music fan would be pissed about Maines said. They have convinced themselves that it's a mob or herd mentality and that "regular" people are not outraged, only the VRWC! LOL!
111 posted on 03/19/2003 7:47:10 AM PST by retrokitten
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To: kattracks
Thinking this over, it may be us who got the ball rolling on this by getting the story out, but the fact remains that their entire fan base is deeply offended.

IMO, this remark ought to offend the fans even more, apparently the Dixie Chicks want everyone to know that they consider their fans to be "radical right wing." IMO, the Dixie Chicks manager has decided to make public that the Dixie Chicks believe that those who cherish American traditions of freedom are somehow not worthy of consideratiion.

I thought previously that their remark was a stupid slip, now I see the group as being actively part of the Left, and therefore an enemy.

Now they really done made me mad.
112 posted on 03/19/2003 7:47:48 AM PST by Sam Cree
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To: CougarGA7
One of them said "'Boot in your @$$', anyone could write that" His response was, "You couldn't".

Great answer!

113 posted on 03/19/2003 7:47:52 AM PST by Steve1789
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To: kattracks
If this guy wants to demonize conservatives then he obviously knows nothing about the market for country music. If he picks a fight with us, he's just digging a deeper hole for his band. It's like the manager of a Rap artist going after the NAACP. His business sense is as stupid as Natalie's politics.
114 posted on 03/19/2003 7:48:20 AM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: smith288
"You are being 'Freeped,' which is the code word for an organized e-mail/telephone effort attempting to solicit a desired response,

Oh no! They figured out our code words!

This is series!
This could be hugh!

115 posted on 03/19/2003 7:48:37 AM PST by gridlock (This tag line is printed with soy-based electrons on 100% post-consumer recycled ether)
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To: freedomcrusader
We're just the crest of the wave, the tip of the iceberg, the...You get the pictue.

I think it has more to do with a whole combo of conditions: talk radio, Fox News, The Washington Times (which proved a paper with an alternetive view could sell), the internet, and the great innovators Jim Robinson and his son.

These conditions have combined to let more and more people know that theirs are not isolated thoughts and that if you can't beat city hall well you damn straight try and change it.

Just as everyone is fed up with Hollywood and it's motly collection of pimps, whores of all sexes and persuasions, jesters and the perpetually righteous, people are growing tired of the smarmy, politician-as-celebrity, empty suited haircuts, liars and pimps, socialist cant and obstructionism for the children bullshit that emanates from the Democratic Party.

Remember that any publicity is good publicity. The more folks find out about FR the merrier.

Viva la Revolution!

116 posted on 03/19/2003 7:48:38 AM PST by metesky (Arm Chair Commando, Central Maine Outpost)
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To: Blennos
"I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Lou Gehrig
117 posted on 03/19/2003 7:48:39 AM PST by eternity (From here to...)
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To: metesky
Well said!
118 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:02 AM PST by uncitizen (hostile freepers need not reply)
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To: grobdriver
Soon to be the most dreaded word in the Liberal Lexicon- freeped.
119 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:06 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit ( Its time to trap some RATS)
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To: smith288
The code word has been changed anyway, as has the color of the day and the confirmation sign.

The handshake remains the same.

120 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:24 AM PST by metesky (Arm Chair Commando, Central Maine Outpost)
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To: kattracks
BTTT
121 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:48 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/581234/posts?page=914#914)
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To: freedomcrusader
The backlash against the Blixie Chicks is widespread. This guy was looking for an excuse so stations would continue to play their music. In effect, his spin is "Real Blixie Chick fans want you to play their music. These complaints come from a very small group of war monger conservatives trying to cause trouble for the beloved Chicks."

The problem is, it won't work. BTW - At least they got the URL correct...heheh.
122 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:48 AM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: 1Old Pro
Any manager worth their salt would tell their "performers" to keep their stinking traps shut. Most performers are not smart enough to figure this out, the manager should be fired.

Your absolutely right. I wish all the entertainers would keep their opinions to themselves. They are just dissing 50% of their fan base.

When BaBa Streisand went political for Klintoon, I burnt her CD's that I had, and I can't stand her to this day.

There are so many entertainers that I used to love, until they turned on our President. Now I won't have anything to do with them. I am keeping a list. They need to keep entertaining or run for office. They can't do both.

123 posted on 03/19/2003 7:51:56 AM PST by SheLion
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To: Republic of Texas
"ATTENTION ALL FREEPERS!

The wolf cries at midnight, I repeat, the wolf cries at midnight.

You know what to do. If you don't know what to do, see page 47 of the VRWC handbook."

ALpha Alpha. Bravo. Hair rinses better in soft water. 8-Niner, 8-Niner!

124 posted on 03/19/2003 7:52:30 AM PST by smith288 (Visit my gallery http://www.ejsmithweb.com/fr/hollywood/hollywood.php)
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To: metesky
The code word has been changed anyway, as has the color of the day and the confirmation sign.

The handshake remains the same.
You owe me a keyboard...
125 posted on 03/19/2003 7:53:28 AM PST by smith288 (Visit my gallery http://www.ejsmithweb.com/fr/hollywood/hollywood.php)
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To: unixfox
I guess the "MOVINGON.ORG" site just does not have as many readers.

Natalie of the Chicks... keep quacking, the more blame and more you and your dad, PR agents speak against those who condemn you... the more doomed you will be.
126 posted on 03/19/2003 7:54:56 AM PST by JFC
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To: kattracks
(In my best yankee impression of a southern accent)

YEEEEEEEE HAW!

127 posted on 03/19/2003 7:55:11 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (if we're not going to act like a constitutional republic...lets be the best empire we can be...)
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To: kattracks
I heard an interesting comment yesterday from Bill Bennett. He described the peacenik spectrum as ranging from EXTREME LEFT WING to LEFT WING.

Their political spectrum is void of an occupancy from MIDDLE to RIGHT WING!
128 posted on 03/19/2003 7:56:52 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: SouthParkRepublican
LOL. It's hard to enjoy the rest of your morning coffee once you've evacuated some through your nose. :)
129 posted on 03/19/2003 8:00:21 AM PST by Search4Truth (Power perceived, is power achieved.)
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To: Mamzelle
I hear they're headlining for the Crickets.

No...literally.
*chirp* *chirp* *chirp*
130 posted on 03/19/2003 8:01:05 AM PST by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: al_c
so when does the Freep of CMT start? They're showing Blixie Chicks video after video on that channel.

Your KIDDING me!


131 posted on 03/19/2003 8:01:06 AM PST by SheLion
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To: freedomcrusader
How big are we?

If it hadn't been for FreeRepublic forcing the counting process in Florida into public view, Gore would have walked away with a "win" - and the world would have looked very different.

That's how big.

132 posted on 03/19/2003 8:01:30 AM PST by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: metesky
You are so right on. This is a revolution, and if the world is around long enough the effect of instant communication thru the web will be studied in history classes ( okay, maybe classes online)

But you articulated the matter perfectly. Via web and cable TV, we have found out we are not alone, and in fact, are more than a force to be reckoned with. This has encouraged us to act, knowing our attempts are not futile.
133 posted on 03/19/2003 8:03:05 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: kattracks
"Your company is being targeted by a radical right-wing online forum," Renshaw complained in an e-mail distributed to radio stations by the Dixie Chicks' label, Sony Music. "You are being 'Freeped,' which is the code word for an organized e-mail/telephone effort attempting to solicit a desired response," he explained.

Yea thats us ok! Radical Americans..

What ever happend to the belief there was no such thing as BAD publicity? "I don't care what you say ..just spell my name right"

I want to know which one of you stuffed those words in the chicks mouth and made her say she is ashamed of her president..

Fess up now

134 posted on 03/19/2003 8:03:13 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: eternity
"I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Lou Gehrig

You forgot the Yankee Stadium Echo on that one:

"I consider myself (self) (self) the luckiest man (man) (man) on the face of the earth (earth) (earth)..."

I am so ready for opening day...

135 posted on 03/19/2003 8:03:16 AM PST by gridlock (This tag line is printed with soy-based electrons on 100% post-consumer recycled ether)
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To: kattracks
It's kind of neat that we've got all this power. Maybe we need to harness it in other ways as well.

How about a deal that says you show you VRWC Freeper membership card and you get discounts -- kind of like an AARP for the living.

15% off on all firearms and ammunition.

All cheese -- 20% off.

All SUVs at dealer cost.

10% off on all barbeque grills; an additional 5% on the really high capacity grills.

136 posted on 03/19/2003 8:04:08 AM PST by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: ewing
"Time to re-up on those VRWC dues and membership cards!"

No probs.....I still have my ORIGINAL de-coder ring!

Nam Vet

137 posted on 03/19/2003 8:04:48 AM PST by Nam Vet (TAG!!......You're it!)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
I never realized how much Fatalie looked like Marcie, the lesbian, feminist neighbor on Married with Children. Talk about shrill!
138 posted on 03/19/2003 8:05:41 AM PST by Charlie OK
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To: Republic of Texas
John has a long mustache.
139 posted on 03/19/2003 8:06:17 AM PST by Marie (Tricare: "We try to care about military children, but just can't bring ourselves to do it.")
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To: kattracks
Let them fear the power of the FReep. May the mere mention of the word "FReeper" cause them to loosen their bowls and quake in their Berkinstocks. We are the majority of America and we are silent, no more!
140 posted on 03/19/2003 8:06:34 AM PST by anymouse
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Well, I guess we can take some credit for some things. ;)
141 posted on 03/19/2003 8:09:03 AM PST by The Other Harry
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To: SheLion
'fraid not.
142 posted on 03/19/2003 8:09:13 AM PST by al_c
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To: Marie
Flash - Thunder!
143 posted on 03/19/2003 8:09:37 AM PST by RetiredArmy
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To: blau993
"...kind of like an AARP for the living.

LMAO!!!

144 posted on 03/19/2003 8:10:20 AM PST by retrokitten
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To: kattracks
Yesterday's headline tomorrow:

Stix Hix Nix Dix Chix!


145 posted on 03/19/2003 8:10:30 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Someone left the cake out in the rain I dont think that I can take it coz it took so long to bake it)
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To: rellimpank
Friends of Bill Clinton.
146 posted on 03/19/2003 8:12:42 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: freedomcrusader
I guess big enough to get noticed by the Fartsy Chicks
147 posted on 03/19/2003 8:13:46 AM PST by Minty
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To: blau993
Those carrying the liberal card (including celebrities)should only be allowed to purchase:

Small houses (to avoid using too much energy)

Bicycles

No hair dye (too many chemicals, that means you too Tommy Daschle )

blade mowers (no gas)




148 posted on 03/19/2003 8:13:50 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: kattracks; MrPeanut

Chick's Beef is Toast!

(credit to MrPeanut.)

149 posted on 03/19/2003 8:14:46 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Someone left the cake out in the rain I dont think that I can take it coz it took so long to bake it)
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To: kattracks
I suppose JR might be taking some pleasure in this. I certainly hope so.
150 posted on 03/19/2003 8:16:07 AM PST by The Other Harry
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