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  • Iowa Democrat's "Chick" Ad Draws Cries of Sexism (War on Women on Joni Ernst)

    06/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2014 | Jake Miller
    A word for the wise: If you're a male candidate running against a woman hoping to make history as the first female federal officeholder in her state, you might want to refrain from comparing her to a baby chick in your campaign advertisements. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who's battling Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa's open Senate seat, criticized his opponent's record in a new ad, showing a baby chick onscreen as the narrator says Ernst never made a "peep" about wasteful spending as a state lawmaker. "When Joni Ernst had the chance to do something in Iowa, we...
  • 2013 Hot Shots Calendar – Good Looking Girls for a Good Cause (Photos and Video)

    02/23/2013 11:57:58 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 46 replies ^ | 2/22/13 | Chris Callahan
    Smith Optics Elite who produces the annual “Hot Shots” calendar got in contact with us and asked if we could post their 2013 edition. This years calendar is inspired by vintage pin–ups and WWII bomber art. All proceeds from this years calendar will be going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. You can purchase the calendar online for only $12.
  • Warwick woman accused of training pet bird to swear at ex-husband's new girlfriend

    09/07/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mike McKinney
    WARWICK, R.I. -- A year-long dispute has landed two neighbors in court. At issue: Willy's the cockatoo's salty language. In court documents, Kathleen Melker of 55 Harris Ave. asserts she was within earshot of Willy, her neighbor's pet, when he repeatedly called her "whore." The incident, she says, punctuated an acrimonious relationship with Lynne Taylor of 51 Harris Ave. that she says included Taylor pelting rocks over the fence and threats to capture Melker's cat and "drown it in the Bay." No charges have been filed.
  • RED HOT Conservative Chicks: Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly!

    07/27/2012 8:20:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's kind of obvious- but how could I not pay tribute? Video/more pics/links at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________________ Free Republic   Barstool Sports     FitsNews   FoxNews Insider
  • Uzbekistan Pays Teachers With Chickens (glimpse of future US?)

    04/10/2012 11:40:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Uzbekistan Pays Teachers With Chickens April 10, 2012 Uzbek doctors and teachers got a shock this month when part of their salaries came in the form of...Serbian chickens. More than 20,000 chicks have already been distributed to public sector workers in the Central Asian country's Vobkent district, in the Bukhara region, and an additional 40,000 will be handed out in the coming months. Public sector workers get 10 chicks each under the initiative, launched after cabinet ministers in February urged regional governments to boost domestic production of poultry, eggs, meat, and vegetables
  • Dixie Chicks are back with something new (trying to make a comeback)

    It may be hard to top Shut Up & Sing, but Dixie Chicks are back with something new—and E! News has an exclusive look. The trio of country-singin' ladies and Columbia Records are releasing Dixie Chicks Storytellers, a DVD filled with personal anecdotes and inspiration around some of the band's biggest hits including "Not Ready to Make Nice," "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Wide Open Spaces." The disc, which drops On Nov.29, will also feature some never before seen performances of "Lullaby," "Easy Silence" and "So Hard," except, you're getting a head start because we have the clip for "So...
  • Police: Shoplifting Suspect Shot At Walmart

    11/02/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | 11/2/2011 | Steve Tellier/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A shoplifting incident led to a shooting at a Walmart, according to police dispatchers. The shooting happened at the Walmart at 7100 Raggard Road. Police said off-duty Jefferson County constable David Whitlaw was shopping at the store around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he heard there was a shoplifting suspect outside the store in the parking lot. Police said Whitlaw went to the parking lot, where the female suspect was in a car. Police said she ran over Whitlaw's foot, and he in turn fired a shot into the car, wounding the woman in her arm and hand....
  • Why do women still struggle to get to the very top in politics?

    10/16/2011 9:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2011 | Nick Wood
    Next month marks the 21st anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's enforced resignation as Prime Minister. It is now more than 30 years since she first gained power. She was not, of course, the first woman to lead a major country. That honour fell to Indira Gandhi in India and Golda Meir in Israel. But along with Gandhi, Thatcher's 11 years at the top make her the longest-serving woman prime minister the world has seen. The strange thing is that despite the advancement of women in business and the professions and the growing numbers of women entering politics in leading Western countries,...
  • Dixie Chicked

    10/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    “Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?” asks, an insider site for the radio industry...the Dallas-based country trio met with both adulation and criticism after singer Natalie Maines told a cheering London audience that she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” just 10 days before President George W. Bush ordered a military invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • New Book : 'Chicks with Guns': Some 15 million US women pack heat

    09/28/2011 9:46:08 AM PDT · by Scythian · 66 replies
    Pop quiz: Name one accessory that grandmothers, moms, girls, wealthy socialites, middle-class females and low-income women might be likely to own — and cherish — all across America. If you answered “a gun,” you’d be correct. Based on polling research and gun-sale statistics, an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms. Dozens of those heat-packing women are documented in “Chicks with Guns,” a new book by photographer Lindsay McCrum that is sure to challenge almost anyone’s assumptions about gun ownership. “Their numbers are really high but their profile is actually really low,”...
  • Women in politics: “Taking the remarkable and rendering it unremarkable”

    09/16/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT · by flowerplough
    Feministing ^ | 16 Sep | Chloe
    Earlier this week, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard – the nation’s first woman PM – addressed EMILY’s List Australia at Parliament House in Canberra. Gillard has her critics, and I’d be lying if I said I was inspired and entirely satisfied by the job she’s doing as PM. It would be delusional to imagine that sexism in Australia died the day Gillard was made head of the Labor Party. But by the same token, it would be foolish to pretend that her elevation to the PM isn’t enormous progress in a country where gender equality is still far from a...
  • Are Women Genetically Wired To Dislike Math & Science?

    09/15/2011 8:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    YourTango ^ | 9/14/2011 | Jessica Cruel
    A study found that when it comes to career choices, men prefer things and women prefer people.If you thought it was sexist to assume that girls aren't good at science, maybe you should think again (though stereotypes are dangerous and there are certainly many, many exceptions). A recent study in the journal Hormones and Behavior found that genetics play a key role in the career choices we make. In short, men become astronauts and women prefer nursing because of our biological nature, not environmental factors. In our society, males are more likely to work in fields dealing with "things" like...
  • Hot Chicks playing in the mud!

    10/07/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 18 replies
  • Millions of Women Throng Kerala Festival [2 Million Women Make Offering To Hindu Goddess]

    03/01/2010 6:49:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 655+ views
    BBCNews ^ | March 01, 2010 | John Murray
    Millions of Women Throng Kerala Festival Attendance at the festival has grown year after year By John Mary Trivandrum, Kerala India's southern state of Kerala may have hosted the largest gathering of women ever seen on the planet. Clad in traditional Kerala saris and bearing offerings of food, more than two million women - perhaps more - thronged the state capital Trivandrum on Sunday. The women braved searing heat to offer a special meal at the Attukal temple to Hindu goddess Bhagavathy - one incarnation of the potent goddesses Kali and Saraswati. Women howled shrilly, as is the custom at...
  • U.S. Agricultural Team Vaccinates Chicks

    03/05/2009 3:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Charles Russell, a member of the U.S. State Department Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team and an agricultural advisor, sprays 21-day-old chicks with a vaccine to prevent Gambaro disease, which attacks a chick's immune system, at the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery during an EPRT event in Mahmudiyah, Feb. 27. Photo by Jamie Vernon, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs. MAHMUDIYAH — The U.S. State Department’s Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT) participated in a project inoculating and delivering chickens to the Mahmudiyah Poultry Association, Feb. 27. Charles Russell, an agricultural advisor for the EPRT, traveled to the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery here to assist local Iraqi...
  • Women dice with death on M6-(oh you have to see this)

    09/25/2008 7:58:42 PM PDT · by Flavius · 29 replies · 2,923+ views
    bbc ^ | 25 September 2008 | bbc
    Advertisement Motorway police have had to deal with two women spotted walking down the central reservation of the M6. The women, twin sisters from Sweden, ran in front of oncoming traffic after wrestling with the police. Sophie Hutchinson reports.
  • Natalie Maines joins LR protest for imprisoned 3

    12/20/2007 5:30:45 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies · 196+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | December 20, 2007 | CATHY FRYE
    The voice of Natalie Maines, lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, floated across the state Capitol grounds Wednesday as a line of “West Memphis Three” supporters snaked up the steps with a giant banner. Maines was due to arrive any minute. Meanwhile, those rallying for the release of three men convicted in the 1993 slayings of three 8-year-old boys listened to a recording of the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 hit, Not Ready to Make Nice Forgive, sounds good Forget, I’m not sure I could They say time heals everything But I’m still waiting... About 150 people — including national media and...
  • American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED

    03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 152 replies · 4,269+ views
    05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.
  • A Revealing Peep at the Dixie Chicks

    11/18/2006 6:56:15 PM PST · by LenS · 46 replies · 2,753+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, November 17, 2006 | Stephen Hunter
    One of the excellent attributes of "Shut Up and Sing" is that it lets the cards fall where they may and really doesn't try to spin the Chicks themselves. It's quite possible, then, to watch the film and come to the conclusion that Natalie Maines has a big mouth. Spectacularly talented, the young singer is also a spectacular blowhard, and documentarian Barbara Kopple almost subversively focuses on Maines blabbering away at meetings without a serious thought in her head, no impulse control anywhere in sight, and, for some reason, always supine, as if her great status grants her the right...
  • Shut Up captures the good, bad and ugly of a band and fans in transition

    11/17/2006 10:22:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,437+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2006 | ANDREW DANSBY
    Shut Up and Sing, which documents three years in the lives of the Dixie Chicks, is a sympathetic if flawed portrait of a band in crisis and transition — both, to an extent, of its own making. The film — and the band's future, for that matter — spills with love and hate and accountability. The love and hate are easily identifiable. Behind the scenes, the band's three members — Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison — create a massive family with their spouses and children. Even when Maguire seems jarred by the backlash created by Maines' now-infamous comments...
  • 'Saw III' Cuts Thru Competition For #1 ... (Dixie Chicks and Death of Prez movies failing MISERABLY)

    10/28/2006 11:47:44 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 116 replies · 2,910+ views
    Deadline Holloywood Daily ^ | 10/28/2006 | Nikki Finke
    [Dixie Chicks' movie totally tanks. Death of a PRez movie also. Found the article on Drudge, original posted here.] Newmarket's very controversial Death of a President (91 theaters) did only $.06 mil Friday with a pathetic per screen average of $673 for should be a $0.21 weekend. The Weinstein Company's Dixie Chicks documentary Shut Up & Sing (4 theaters) took in $0.01 mil Friday and a disappointing $2,867 per screen average for what should be a $.04 mil weekend. "
  • Dixie Chicks Whine About Being Put on Free Republic's 'Hatelist'(Freeper's Proud Moment)

    10/27/2006 10:57:40 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 199 replies · 4,212+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/27/2006 | Geoffrey Dickens
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews invited the Dixie Chick on last night's Hardball to promote the new documentary Shut Up and Sing and asked them if they felt their anti-Iraq position has been vindicated, to which the Chicks responded with martyred terms of being put on Free Republic's and "Christian fundamentalist" country fans' "hate list." The following exchange occurred on the October 26th edition of Hardball: Chris Matthews: "Martie, I get the feeling at the time that you folks, when you made that statement and you all stood behind it and took the heat for it, that the country world out there...
  • Mums Help Chicks If Dad Was Ugly

    09/29/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 606+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-29-2006
    Mums help chicks if dad was ugly 29 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Evolution holds hope for ugly males. Females appear to invest extra energy in getting their poorer-quality offspring off to a good start, at least among house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Female birds can deposit different amounts of health-promoting compounds in their eggs, depending on social and environmental conditions. Previous studies on zebra finches showed that females were more likely to invest in eggs fertilised by high-quality males. Kristen Navara, now at Ohio State University in Columbus, expected to see the same pattern with house finches, in...
  • Latest Attack From Dixie Chicks' Lead Singer Hits Home

    09/20/2006 6:20:36 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 290 replies · 8,199+ views ^ | Sept 20, 2006 | Staff
    [snip] The lead singer spoke to the Vancouver Sun recently, saying, "but if you live in Lubbock, Texas, where I'm from -- you just have one paper and one radio station and unless you're savvy on the Internet, that's it for you. If Bush said get a gun and kill an Arab, they would do that." It's a comment that isn't sitting well with some Lubbockites.
  • Heart of Dixie (Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---'')

    09/12/2006 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 148 replies · 3,236+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | September 12, 2006 | Chris Willman
    Heart of Dixie EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---'' The international press won't get their first look at the documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing until its gala premiere at the Toronto Film Festival tonight. But got an early look at the sure-to-be-controversial doc in Los Angeles and can attest that the film will continue to bring the (ex?) country trio more plaudits from progressives and further condemnation from conservatives. And if you think singer Natalie Maines...
  • It's hail to the Chicks

    08/18/2006 2:21:07 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 20 replies · 1,506+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 17, 2006 | Greg Kot
    Morning, folks. The following thread is presented as a place for my fellow FReepers to wipe their feet. : )No longer the darlings of Dixie, the trio's new direction is already paying dividends This time, they brought a sense of humor. The Dixie Chicks entered the United Center on Tuesday night to the orchestral pomp of "Hail to the Chief," a not-so-veiled shot at the president whose name was not spoken all night, but whose presence has loomed large over the country-pop trio's career the last three years. "The Incident," as the Chicks once described it, occurred in 2003 when...
  • Dixie Chicks Canadian Tour Info

    08/12/2006 2:50:09 AM PDT · by staytrue · 39 replies · 2,025+ views
    Aug. 12, 2006 | self
    I thought some people might want some basics on the Dixie Chicks recent concerts. On August 5, the chicks played in Atlantic City at THE BOGATA EVENT CENTER, THE PERFECT GATHERING PLACE FOR 3,700 OF YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. On August 8 and 9, they played at the Halifax Metro Centre - A columnless arena with a 53-foot centre ceiling height.- Maximum seating capacity of 10,000 people. On August 10, they played at 6,350 seat Harbour Station, St. John, New Brunswick. Tonite, they play in Montreal at The Bell Centre at full capacity can seat 14,000 to 21,500 people in complete...
  • Dixie Chicks Cancel Des Moines Concert

    08/04/2006 2:18:16 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 143 replies · 5,198+ views
    Dixie Chicks Cancel Des Moines Concert Des Moines, August 3, 2006 - First they were coming, now they have decided not to visit the Hawkeye state. Today the country music trio, Dixie Chicks announced they will not be performing at Wells Fargo Arena. The concert was slated for August 24th. No reason was given for the cancellation, but the group released a statement that said "This is a year where we weren't sure what to expect. We were prepared for a lot of things as we figure out this new phase of our career. What we weren't prepared for, however,...
  • Concert Review: Chicks show is long on talent, short on politics

    07/23/2006 9:26:51 PM PDT · by staytrue · 36 replies · 1,897+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | John Hayes
    About half the seats were empty at Saturday's Mellon Arena concert... 8,500 ticket holders
  • Dixie Chicks ticket availability Update (Anna Nalick tries to fill up empty stadiums)

    07/17/2006 12:29:03 PM PDT · by staytrue · 102 replies · 3,956+ views
    7-17-06 | self
    Two weeks ago, I posted an article titled Dixie Chicks tickets availability I thought I would post an update. Yes, the chicks have been selling more tickets. Specifically, in Columbus Ohio, Value City Arena have sold out the floor seats and the first 15 rows in the stands. That still leaves over half the arena empty but it is a lot better than before. However, this looks more like Sony music desperately trying to fill the seats by pairing Anna Nalick, who has two hot singles out (Breathe and In the Rough), with the Chicks to avoid a huge...
  • Bans on CDs and concert ads put a hit on Dixie Chicks tix

    06/12/2006 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 58 replies · 2,520+ views
    Los Angeles Times - The Discontinent Parakeet's Delight! ^ | June 12, 2006 | Geoff Boucher and Randy Lewis
    The Dixie Chicks and their camp will continue their struggle this week to figure out where their own Mason-Dixon Line lies on a map of America's arenas. The reason is that ticket sales for their upcoming road run, the Accidents & Accusations Tour, have not as gone as they expected; basically, in many Southern states and Midwest markets, the Chicks have not been forgiven for perceived political sins of the past. Concert industry watchers say some radio station chiefs are extending their boycott of the group's recordings to include advertising bans for the group's concerts. "Obviously there are political overtones...
  • How the Dixie Chicks Hit the Charts Without Radio Support

    06/11/2006 12:56:22 PM PDT · by mnnymonhak · 16 replies · 604+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 10, 2006 | Jeff Leeds
    How the Dixie Chicks Hit the Charts Without Radio Support By JEFF LEEDS In February, eager programmers at the nation's top country music stations got their first chance to hear new music from the Dixie Chicks in four years. But in a suite at the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, brows soon furrowed over what would be the band's first single, the angry "Not Ready to Make Nice,"... "It took our breath away," Julie Stevens, program director of KRTY-FM, a country station in San Jose, Calif., said of the song. Before hearing it, she said, she had figured "fans...
  • Dixie Chicks concert sales lacking(hmmmm)

    06/09/2006 1:55:58 PM PDT · by devane617 · 68 replies · 1,904+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 06/09/2006 | JOHN GEROME
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While the Dixie Chicks' record sales are soaring, tickets for their Accidents and Accusations Tour are failing to take flight in some cities. "I think before it's said and done the entire tour will be, at the very least, reorganized," Ray Waddell, senior editor of touring for Billboard magazine, said Friday. Shows in cities including St. Louis, Houston, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and Memphis, Tenn., are up in the air, according to Waddell. The group said on its Web site that reports of cancellations are false. "I don't think they've formally come out and canceled a single date,...
  • Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets

    06/07/2006 5:25:57 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 154 replies · 4,202+ views
    Dixie Chicks tour struggling in several markets Wed Jun 7, 2006 7:08 PM ET By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or postoned. Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities on the tour generally top 15,000. In contrast, the band's new album, "Taking the Long Way," sold 526,000 units in its first week, according to...
  • ROTFL!!! Yahoo webpage links "Dixie Chicks" to alternate search

    06/06/2006 2:07:35 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 18 replies · 1,898+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06/06/2006 | Self
    Someone had an interesting sense of humor at Yahoo. Of course it was a "mistake", but they seemed to have linked the "Dixie Chicks" reference on their front page to a different results for a search. Have a look...It's 5:00AM so who knows how long it will be before some liberal traitor complains. I for one am wishing the jokster a happy day... Look under "Buzz Log" #4 and Click on the skanky "Dixie Chicks" link.
  • Vanity: Dixie Chicks tour ticket sales disaster in Red States

    06/03/2006 11:05:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 188 replies · 6,736+ views ^ | 6/3/06 | self
    This is my first vanity, so please indulge me. Dixie Chicks tour tickets went on sale today to the public in many market and it's starting to look a disaster, especially in the Red States. There were initial indications that internet pre-sale ticket sales were going badly last week, but this confirms the news. A review of seat availabilities on Ticketmaster indicate first-day and pre-sale ticket sales for the portly traitors are: Detroit-Bad Pittsburgh-Disaster Philadelphia-Bad Boston-Almost Sold Out Wash. DC.-Selling Well Chicago-Selling Well Minneapolis-Bad Fargo-Meltdown Disaster Glendale, AZ-Bad Omaha-Disaster Denver-Disaster Dallas-Disaster Nashville-Meltdown Disaster Tampa-Meltdown Disaster Sunrise, FL-Meltdown Disaster Atlanta-Selling Okay...
  • Dixie Chicks Return to No. 1 on Charts [Disgusting feminist herd.]

    06/01/2006 3:48:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies · 2,555+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 31MAY06 | JOHN GEROME
    The Dixie Chicks appear to be more popular than the president these days. President Bush's approval rating has plummeted, but the Chicks are on top of the pop and country charts with their first album since publicly criticizing Bush three years ago. They did it without the support of country radio, which largely ignored the Dixie Chicks after lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 that the group was ashamed Bush was from their home state of Texas. The new album, "Taking the Long Way," took the No. 1 spot Wednesday on the country albums chart and...
  • Dixie Chicks providing phone numbers to fans so they can request airplay. Feel free to Freep.

    05/29/2006 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 177 replies · 5,800+ views
    Dixie Chicks` ^ | today | me
    WYSF Birmingham 877-932-3244 WDXB Birmingham 205-323-1025 WOOF Dothan 334-792-1149 Email WAHR Huntsville 256-534-9900 WRSA Huntsville 888-503-4969 WMXC Mobile 251-770-4999 WKSJ Mobile 334-649-3215 WMXS Montgomery Email KYMG Anchorage 907-279-0989 KMXS Anchorage 907-349-7103 KKLT Phoenix 602-260-9870 Website KESZ Phoenix 602-260-0999 Email KMLE Phoenix 602-260-0108 Email KNIX Phoenix 602-260-5649 Email KMXP Phoenix 602-374-6000 KZPT Tucson KMXZ Tucson 520-880-0949 Email KEZA Fayetteville 479-521-1079 KMSX Little Rock KSSN Little Rock 501-433-0960 KURB Little Rock 501-401-0200 KGFM Bakersfield 661-842-KGFM (5436) Email KLLY Bakersfield 661-842-KELLY (5559) KUZZ Bakersfield 661-842-5555 KSOF Fresno 559-247-2989 Email KSKS Fresno 800-767-5477 Website KALZ Fresno 559-247-ALICE (2542) KOST Los Angeles 800-929-KOST (5678) KYSR...
  • Bush Gets No Respect From Chicks' Maines

    05/21/2006 9:31:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,117+ views
    iwon news ^ | May 21, 06 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - 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...
  • Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio

    05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 308 replies · 8,458+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Phyllis Stark
    Disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album by the Dixie Chicks exposes a deep -- and seemingly growing -- rift between the trio and the country radio market that helped turn the group into superstars. "Taking the Long Way," due out May 23, is the band's first album since singer Natalie Maines sparked a major controversy in 2003 by declaring that she was ashamed to hail from the same state as fellow Texan President George W. Bush. Radio boycotts ensued, and many fans abandoned the band. The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," peaked at...
  • No country will dare attack Iran – top military commander

    05/04/2006 3:08:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies · 910+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 04MAY06 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, May 04 – A senior Iranian military commander said on Thursday that no country would dare attack the Islamic Republic since Iran had “scientific knowledge” about the “enemies’ weak points”. “With the scientific knowledge obtained about the enemies’ weak points, no country would dare or has the capability to attack Iran”, Chief of the army’s Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad-Hossein Dadress, said. His comments were reported by the state-run news agency Fars. In April, Dadress said that Iran’s missile capabilities would guarantee its “national interests”. “We do not need foreign support. We have an adequate missile capability which...
  • Reason magazine on "Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music"

    04/26/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by jdoeadeer · 12 replies · 510+ views ^ | Jesse Walker
    "Rednecks & Bluenecks" is a new book about the politics of country musicians, from Cash and Haggard to the Dixie Chicks and Brooks & Dunn to Steve Earle and Sara Evans. I put up a review of this from the American Conservative the other day, and it turned out not to have a working link. But this one I found from Reason is both linkable and interesting. The One On the Right Was On the Left... The political puzzle of country music By Jesse Walker The surprise tour of last year—a surprise, that is, to anyone whose worldview froze around...
  • Radio still uneasy with Dixie Chicks

    03/27/2006 12:38:29 PM PST · by Coop · 98 replies · 1,275+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | 3/27/06 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Country radio may be ready to make nice with the Dixie Chicks. The grudge dates back to 2003 when many country stations stopped playing the popular trio after lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush. But the Chicks' new single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," is now in rotation in several major markets, pushing it to No. 36 on Billboard's country singles chart after its first full week of airplay. Other stations, however, have been slower to embrace it. "I think a lot of people are in a wait-and-see mode," said Wade Jessen, director of Billboard's...
  • Dixie Chicks (Please Freep- ASAP)

    03/23/2006 7:16:20 PM PST · by JFC · 26 replies · 1,057+ views ^ | 03-23-06 | KCBD.COM
    Please freep this poll. Natalie's home town does not want her now that she has dissed us, once again.
  • 2006 Hooters :)

    01/02/2006 11:39:59 AM PST · by TerryGale · 25 replies · 1,557+ views
    2006 Hooters Calendar ^ | unknown | Joe-KS
    Click here for the 2006 Hooters Calendar - 2nd most popular annual Calendar...
  • Men are too rough to train with, Army tells women

    11/06/2005 5:53:18 PM PST · by Plainsman · 62 replies · 1,683+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 6, 2005 | Andrew Wilks
    The Army is abandoning mixed-sex training units because too many female recruits are getting injured trying to keep up with their male counterparts. From next April, women will be placed in their own platoons and although the training regime will remain the same, it will be conducted at a pace 'sustainable and commensurate with their physical profile'. Army chiefs hope the changes will greatly reduce drop-out rates among women after research showed female recruits are up to nine times more likely than men to be discharged through a training-related injury. Dr James Bilzon, the Army Training and Recruitment Agency's senior...

    07/12/2005 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 300 replies · 6,255+ views
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  • Where the boys aren't; All-girl getaways make a splash

    05/03/2005 5:02:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 113 replies · 1,475+ views
    HotelsMag ^ | 4/29/05 | Kitty Yancey
    You go, girls! Gal getaways are as hot as the hunky plumber on TV's Desperate Housewives. Whether it's bachelorette parties in Vegas, mom-daughter spa weekends or college pals holing up in a hotel room for Cosmos and catch-up conversations, women-only jaunts are a sizzling travel-industry trend. Two decades ago when Susan Eckert founded AdventureWomen, which organizes active vacations for the over-30 set, attached women did not usually leave the men at home. "People used to ask my clients, 'What's wrong with your marriage?'" she says. "Now, it's like, if you don't (go away with girlfriends or female relatives), it's odd....
  • Top 99 Most Desireable Women of 2005

    03/18/2005 3:13:18 PM PST · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,474+ views ^ | 3/18/05 | staff
    What is the "Top 99" list? The Top 99 Most Desirable Women is an annual list compiled by that ranks the year's most alluring females, based on votes cast by readers and staff and taking into account a number of criteria. Physical appeal alone does not secure a spot in the Top 99; the women on the list are there because they possess a combination of looks, intelligence and personality that set them apart. (snip) 1. Adriana Lima 2.Monica Bellucci 3. Charlize Theron 4. Josie Maran 5. Heidi Klum 6. Brooke Burke 7. Elsa Benitez 8. Beyonce Knowles 9....
  • Mobile phones kill great apes

    03/09/2005 6:50:07 PM PST · by buckeyesrule · 77 replies · 1,667+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 10, 2005 | By Richard Macey
    Mobile phones kill great apes By Richard Macey March 10, 2005 Every time we buy a high-tech electronic gadget, says Ian Redmond, we may be pushing the great apes closer to extinction. The primatologist, whose mentor Dr Dian Fossey was murdered 20 years ago, providing the inspiration for the movie Gorillas in the Mist, fears the animals may be extinct in 40 years, thanks to poaching and the loss of forest habitats. "Within our lifetime they will be gone, at the current rate of decline," he said yesterday. Mr Redmond, the chief consultant with the United Nation's Great Apes Survival...