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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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To: kattracks
That chunky Blixie Chick and her two back-ups are learning what it is like to pay the Grim FReeper.
51 posted on 03/19/2003 7:21:33 AM PST by Cyber Ninja
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To: kattracks
Enjoy the double edge sword, sweetie!
52 posted on 03/19/2003 7:22:24 AM PST by hope (The rats and Saddam are swapping talking points.)
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To: kattracks
I saw this thread and now have to clean coffee off my monitor and files. ROTFLMAO. Proud to be a FReeper!
53 posted on 03/19/2003 7:22:46 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican (Why would anyone like hairy women?)
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To: kattracks
Okay ... so when does the Freep of CMT start? They're showing Blixie Chicks video after video on that channel.
54 posted on 03/19/2003 7:23:04 AM PST by al_c
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To: kattracks
Chuck the Fixie Dicks
55 posted on 03/19/2003 7:23:47 AM PST by camle (no camle jokes, please...OK, maybe one little one)
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To: kattracks
Last night Simon Cowell took a shot at them on American Idol. I really doubt he's a freeper.
56 posted on 03/19/2003 7:23:47 AM PST by sharktrager
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To: grobdriver
How about 'You have now entered the Freep zone'.
57 posted on 03/19/2003 7:23:48 AM PST by duckman (ta ra ra boom de ay, lets bomb SADDAM today.)
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To: Blennos
Now I am the proud member of at least conspiracies: (snip)
Maybe I can quit my day job.

Have you been getting your paychecks?

59 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:03 AM PST by shadowman99
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To: All
I get a kick out of this... The Blixie Chicks can appologize in writing through their spokesman and (sort of) say they made a mistake but conservatives have to slice open their belly's and bleed on several major TV networks only to have their appoligies rejected.

Absolute BS.
60 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:22 AM PST by BFM (Clinton IS a rapist)
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To: Blennos
Now I am the proud member of at least conspiracies:
1. the VRWC -- vast right-wing conspiracy
2. the GZC -- the global zionist conspiracy
3. and now the RWCC -- the right-wing cyber conspiracy
Maybe I can quit my day job.

As a member of the ultra-conservative, religious right, Christian fundamentalist fringe conspiracy, I salute you!

Maybe there should be bubble-gum cards for things like this....

61 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:26 AM PST by unspun (The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
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To: kattracks
But Maines' statement did little to assuage angry Country and Western music fans, who are predominantly conservative and pro-Bush.

The Ditsy Chicks didn't know who their fan base was.

Dumb Chicks

62 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:28 AM PST by demlosers
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To: kattracks
Hey, Natalie! FReep you!
63 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:43 AM PST by shezza (Let's roll, already!)
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To: freedomcrusader
"I'm conflicted - I'd love to think that Free Republic has that level of influence but I also would like to think that the backlash is bigger than just us. How big are we?"


Not big, more like connected. We have people on here who search for snippets of news that fall through the cracks and pass it on to news agencies like Fox or Talk Radio hosts like Rush. If the news item is indeed noteworthy enough it finds new life and is picked up by everyone else. There is no Freeper conspiracy, just alert conservative citizens who share information.
64 posted on 03/19/2003 7:24:59 AM PST by DeuceTraveler
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To: P8riot
You mean,

What if the Vichy Chix Held a Concert and Nobody Came?

Hm. Sound distantly and vaguely familiar.

65 posted on 03/19/2003 7:25:26 AM PST by Kevin Curry
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To: kattracks
Aww. Poor Simon. Losing your cut from record sales because Means opened her mouth.

Doesn't it bite when 1st Amendment rights slap you back?

Means has the right to say whatever she wants, but she has to be willing to face the consequences of how people react to it.

As far as ol'Simon complaining about being Freeped, well that's our 1st Amendment right so,.....sucks to be you.

Boycotting the Dixie Chicks was easy for me since I didn't care for them in the first place. If I want to see 3 ugly women sing badly, I'll go to Kareoke night at the bar.

66 posted on 03/19/2003 7:25:46 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Let's Roll!)
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To: kattracks
Okay. Who's next?
67 posted on 03/19/2003 7:25:47 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Liberate Iraq. Fumigate France.)
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To: kattracks
What's really funny is how the face of "right-wing fanatics" has morphed over the years to suit the agenda of whomever is doing the complaining.

Back when talk radio was being blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, we were all portrayed as dumb rednecks with gun racks in our pickup trucks, living in run-down rural areas with homes that were mobile and a bunch of cars on the front lawn that were not.

Now, we've all got high-speed internet access, and enough purchasing power to send any advertiser scampering simply by threatening a "boycott."

Pardon my French Spanish, but Natalie Maines can go f#ck herself.

68 posted on 03/19/2003 7:26:20 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Clinger; Ms. AntiFeminazi; maclogo; ApesForEvolution; MeeknMing

PINGING

This is gooood.
69 posted on 03/19/2003 7:26:59 AM PST by SerpentDove (DALLAS PRO-MILITARY RALLY, Sat. Mar. 22, 3-5 PM, Old Red Courthouse. BE THERE!!!)
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To: DeuceTraveler
We have people on here who search for snippets of news that fall through the cracks and pass it on to news agencies

True. I like Hugh Hewitt's description of us as "coast watchers".

70 posted on 03/19/2003 7:27:20 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: CougarGA7
What did Simon say on American Idol..???
71 posted on 03/19/2003 7:28:06 AM PST by STFrancis
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To: kattracks; All
See also...

Is Dixie Chicks protest a conspiracy? (They blame Freerepublic)

Posted yesterday (but a Ditzy Chick thread per day would be fun).

72 posted on 03/19/2003 7:28:09 AM PST by unspun (The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
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To: kattracks
"After four days Maines issued a semi-apology, saying her initial remarks had been "disrespectful.""

It takes a lot of "atta-girls" to overcome one "oh sh*t".
73 posted on 03/19/2003 7:28:47 AM PST by FrankR
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To: kattracks; Grampa Dave
click here to join the official vast right-wing cyber conspiracy
74 posted on 03/19/2003 7:28:51 AM PST by glock rocks (i've got my F5 key on a foot pedal)
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To: smith288
I admit it, it was me and my wife who made the 845,714 calls to radio stations around the country to ban the Dixie Chicks..

Does this manager even believe the stuff that comes out of his own mouth?

75 posted on 03/19/2003 7:28:57 AM PST by ewing
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To: kattracks
Um, uh, this is my first conspiracy.......so please be gentle.
76 posted on 03/19/2003 7:29:12 AM PST by conservativemusician
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To: kattracks

Dixie Chicks Parody


77 posted on 03/19/2003 7:29:23 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: STFrancis
No, no. Simon RENSHAW. The Dixie Chicks manager.
78 posted on 03/19/2003 7:30:29 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Mamzelle
Just to remind--Ditsy Twits kick off their American tour May 1, Greenville SC.

!!!!Attention: Greenville SC Freepers!!!

FALL IN

79 posted on 03/19/2003 7:31:58 AM PST by aShepard
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To: kattracks
Alright who said it. You in the back, drop that chunky chick disguise.

OK, we caught the freeper who did it. Hope you liked your 15 minutes of fame.

Back to just being the blixie chunk chicks.

snooker
80 posted on 03/19/2003 7:32:48 AM PST by snooker
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To: CougarGA7
If I want to see 3 ugly women sing badly, I'll go to Kareoke night at the bar.

Gotta remember that one.

81 posted on 03/19/2003 7:33:44 AM PST by Steve1789
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To: holymoly
I am surprised the other two "chicks" are silent about Maines comments. We must assume silence means agreement.
82 posted on 03/19/2003 7:34:00 AM PST by robjna
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To: kattracks
FR is not responsible for what comes out of a Dixie Chick mouth.........just for making sure they are held accountable for their nasty comments. Down here in Dixie...we don't put up with much crap from entertainers...not that I was ever entertained by the Dixie Chicks...until now.
83 posted on 03/19/2003 7:34:14 AM PST by RedhairRedhair
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To: DeuceTraveler
All these cards are cluttering up my wallet.

Maybe we could have a "Conservative Conspiracy Card" and just punch out chads for the ones we are in.
84 posted on 03/19/2003 7:34:14 AM PST by ko_kyi
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To: glock rocks
Folks if we get up to 200,000 or more Active Freepers, and a large part of those Freepers share their talent, time and a little of their treasure (17 cents per day or $5/month), we will expose and contain the left wingers all over America and the world.

They have gotten by with these anti American outbursts because the media has protected them.

Welcome to the New World Dixie B$tches. You have the freedom to say anything. However, when you cross the line and dis our president, our country and its service people, it will cost you big time for a long time.

We still remember Jane Fonda, and she is detested by most Americans. The Dixie Wh$res will have that same stain on them for the rest of their miserable career.
85 posted on 03/19/2003 7:34:25 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: kattracks
Stupid bint. Maybe this will teach her to keep her face shut unless there is a song coming out of it.
86 posted on 03/19/2003 7:35:13 AM PST by Tweak
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To: kattracks
Don't worry about what they say about you, as long as they spell your name right.

GO FR!

87 posted on 03/19/2003 7:35:19 AM PST by bigjoesaddle
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To: shadowman99
Now I am the proud member of at least 3 conspiracies: (snip)

Maybe I can quit my day job. Have you been getting your paychecks?

No, but isn't there a special tax break we get for being conspiracy members?

We are Free Republic are becoming trend setters. Being praised by friends or cursed by enemies is a sign that we are a force to be reckoned with. Let's not rest until everyone is a Freeper!

88 posted on 03/19/2003 7:35:34 AM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: rapture-me
Free Republic - We're Bad, We're Nationwide!!
89 posted on 03/19/2003 7:35:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: OnTheDress
If Maines had not said anything outrageous, none of us would be outraged, would we? So who's at fault here?

I think this will be the end of the run for the Ditsy Chicks. They are an adequate bar band, but there is nothing really special about them. Bar bands can be a lot of fun, but when they pi$$ you off, it's always easy to find another.
90 posted on 03/19/2003 7:35:58 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
I'm conflicted - I'd love to think that Free Republic has that level of influence but I also would like to think that the backlash is bigger than just us. How big are we?

It's not just the size, it is the dispersion around the country and the world that makes us powerful. Freepers can use their knowledge gained from reading threads on FreeRepublic.com to influence friends and aquaintences who don't know about Free Republic. Lefties have historically had a big advantage in organizing, because they tend to live in large cities with high population densities. Conservatives tend to be spread out around the country.

91 posted on 03/19/2003 7:36:03 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Go Al Go!)
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To: kattracks
Kool!

I 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...

92 posted on 03/19/2003 7:36:49 AM PST by backhoe ("Time to kick the tires & light the fires-- Let's Roll!")
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To: kattracks
Freerepublic is the USA Cyber Headquarters for Tried and True Americans who put America first!

For God and Country, is a motto that will never die!
Let Freedom Ring!

That is why we fight, and we have the right, to
Freedom and the pursuit of happiness without terrorism
attacking us. When it does rear its ugly head, we have the right to step on its neck until it breathes no more!

The Dixie Chicks have been sucked in the lair, of the Harlot, known as Hollywood!

OPs4 God Bless America!

OPd4 God Bless America!

93 posted on 03/19/2003 7:36:51 AM PST by OPS4
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To: kattracks
*rolling eyes*

Did she graduate from high school?

94 posted on 03/19/2003 7:37:48 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: rellimpank
--Chicksey Dicks--?

The CHEESY CHICKS! heh!

95 posted on 03/19/2003 7:37:54 AM PST by SheLion
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To: kattracks
Memo to Simon Renshaw: Hillary feels your VRWC pain, you dipsh*t. It isn't just FR, it is the main of Americans. Oh well, better call a Waaaaaahhhhmbulance.....
96 posted on 03/19/2003 7:38:18 AM PST by eureka! (The Rats are not good for our wonderful country...)
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To: kattracks
Hey!
It's called BUSINESS.
97 posted on 03/19/2003 7:38:25 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Don't tread on me")
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To: Bikers4Bush
I don't like them, never did.

However, my family and friends who do dumped them like a cheap boyfriend. No prodding from me, I swear!

I don't care that much about them.

98 posted on 03/19/2003 7:39:21 AM PST by mabelkitty
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Registered bump.

99 posted on 03/19/2003 7:40:03 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: holymoly
>>"Obviously, the Blixie Chics problems stem not from some VRWC, but from the fact that Maines can't keep her mouth shut."

Ouch - truth hurts, don't it.

Maybe she will choose the path of wisdom and consider the possibility she could be wrong.



NAAAH. It's Natale we're talking about here. She's gone Hollywood.


100 posted on 03/19/2003 7:40:51 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom
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