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  • superndngyrl
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    in the end its all about the $$$

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  • Smokin' Ace
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    Country Singer's Criticism of Bush Draws Fans' Ire

    this came from the Entertainment news yesterday.

    Country Singer's Criticism of Bush Draws Fans' Ire
    New York Times Syndicate

    The lead singer of the Texas-based country trio the Dixie Chicks apologized Friday after telling a London audience she was ``ashamed'' of President Bush, remarks that stirred an uproar among conservative fans and prompted radio stations to boycott the group's songs.

    ``As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful,'' Natalie Maines said in a statement issued in Nashville. ``I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect.''

    The Grammy-winning trio found itself engulfed in a public relations backlash after Maines criticized Bush's Iraq war policy during a London performance and told the audience, ``Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.''

    While anti-war groups endorsed Maines' position, the remarks provoked an outcry from politically conservative fans who form a lucrative pillar of support for the .MDNM/trio, which have been riding high after winning three Grammys last month.

    ``I think the response from the American people, particularly Texans and country music fans, pretty well speaks for itself,'' said White House spokesman Scott McClellan when asked for the president's reaction to Maines' statement.

    Maines, who has never shied away from asserting her opinions, at first stood behind her views in a statement that the Chicks posted on their website Friday. ``I feel the president is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world,'' she said. ``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.''

    But hours later, she retracted her remarks after radio talk show hosts roasted the group and angry fans vowed to boycott their songs.

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  • Blackbear
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    Originally posted by dancnbrd
    I happens to like the Dixie Chicks, but I don't care who made the comment they still have a right to express their opinion. Last time I checked this was still America.
    not singling you out here..but using your quote as an example of what I said..then someone pointed this out to me... I am so not with it that I was shocked that I had not heard about this...

    http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Surveilla...riot_bill.html

    in layman's terms what this act means....

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/04.02A.JVB.Patriot.htm

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  • LittleCricket
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    Personally,I don't understand why the media & alot of other folks are making such a BIG deal out of a few remarks made by a country/pop singer .You would think we have more to concern ourselves with right now .

    As far as the majority of Americans being in favor of Bush's policies and future action concerning Saddam & Iraq,last time I checked the polls , which was yesterday, it was pretty evenly split in regards to whether we should go to war or not. Which is a moot point now considering it looks like we will be @ war in less than 48 hours!!!

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  • Wakalapi
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    I staunchly defend the right of anyone and everyone to speak their mind. I just ask that everybody keep it clean here, but by all means express your views! Thank you ALL for your understanding and cooperation. I just don't want this to deteriorate like some past threads have, once the mud slinging starts. I trust y'all know what I mean.

    :agree?:

    And I APOLOGIZE for coming across power-trippy and foolish.
    Last edited by Wakalapi; 03-18-2003, 12:03 AM.

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  • webscouter
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    1. I read as much as I can get a hold of. I know that a great part of the world is against this war but they were also against stopping Hitler when he started taking over countries. Also most of the world being in closer proxemity to Iraq needs to worry more about the war directly impacting them. My belief is that when all is said and done you will find more support than is being shown.

    2. Don't be surprised when Iran is the next country that we go after. Then Saudi Arabia will be focused on. As far as North Korea goes don't think for a minute that we haven't already started discussions with them. Iraq has had 12 years to comply with United Nation regulations and hasn't made any progress to speak of. We will get around to other dangerious areas as we can without putting our people in unnessesary risk. Also before you comment on other countries spend some time in them and decide if you really prefer their style of living. I have a friend in Belgium that pays 80% (eighty) taxes. I have relatives in Norway who pay huge amounts of money for socialist medicine that doesn't hold a candle to ours. Ask Sadams brother in law about freedom of speech. And ask the Israeli school children how frightening it is to take a city bus to school. We aren't perfect in America but it is a damn site better than most of the other countries I have visited.

    3. As far as creating them that is partilly true. However at some point we need to correct our mistakes. At the time that we created these monsters they were the least of two evils. Kind of like partnering with Russia in WWII. And much like we work with Saudi Arabia now. (Don't think they are our friends. The government of Saudi has been instrumental in teaching the people to dislike Americans.)

    4. Your right, the war isn't just about terrorism. It is also about freedom of speech, choice and a government that represents the people of Iraq. Spend some time looking at the attrocities committed by the government of Iraq against the people of Iraq.

    5. Bush is not fighting this war for oil. This is one of the least thought out arguments that I have heard. If it was about oil we would have taken over Kuwait when we were in there. We would be drilling in Alaska. And we wouldn't have stopped in Iraq 12 years ago. When I hear this argument I only see someone who dislikes Bush and hasn't really thought out the reasons behind this war.

    Lastly I belive that anyone who is rationally discussing the war, both for and against is Patriotic. That is part of what makes America the greatest country in the world, the desire of it's people to question its' leadership and strive for the best that can be had.

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  • traci_m
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    Yes, I was offended, but now your apology is accepted. I assume this does not change your overall message of your post, though, so we should continue to discuss. . .

    What comes to mind when I read what you are saying is questions: 1. What types of media do you read? Is it mostly what you are served in this country or do you read things from international sources?

    2. This war is to prevent terrorism huh? Then why are we not making war on ALL those other countries that support terrorism? Why are we not up in North Korea's face? Have you heard of the terrorism going on in Israel at the hand's of the Israeli forces? Why are we not up in their face? (Yes, I have specifics.) What about the "terrorism" that goes on in this country? People sound like it's all dreamy over here and the rest of the world should live like us. WOW! That sounds just like the Eurppean mind-set when they came to this continent!

    3. We created these past two monsters that have come to terrorize our country. Bin Laden. . .trained by us to fight the Ruskies. Huessain. . .trained and helped by us (and supplied) to fight Iran. Where were we when Heussain was engaging in chemical warfare on Iran? Why was this "peaceful nation" not petitioning the UN back then?

    4. If you think this war is JUST about terrorism, then, well. . .all I can do is smile and know better, HONEY. :Chatter

    And asking me if 9/11 means nothing to me? What kind of bull crap is THAT???? You want to throw some emotional, patriotic smoke up to hide behind your supposed points or you really want to get down to it and debate the issues, BABY????

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  • dancnbrd
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    I happens to like the Dixie Chicks, but I don't care who made the comment they still have a right to express their opinion. Last time I checked this was still America.

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  • Tiyospaye Yazzie
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    Originally posted by Tiyospaye Yazzie
    its funny when the sh!t hit the fan because of an abortion of war then people are like, "Why didn't our President do anything 'bout it?" Just another Adolf in the making, first its Iraq then its surrounding nations then its the world. Shesh, doesn't 9/11 mean anything to you, or was it just another day? The war is to prevent terrorism, not just our nation but other nations as well. The terror that has engulfed that region of the world. Plus were talking Mass Weapons here, honey, no cracker and soup arsenal, but the big stuff here. That kind of power in the hands of a dictator like him, with his ill position towards us, can only equal war baby, and thats to kick us off the field. The guy doesn't like our western lifestyle, and if we don't do nothing 'bout it we'll be bowing to his crazy A$$(anus). So I say keep the peace and go to war, of course, easy for mr to say 'cause I ain't there, but I would go to insure safety for the present and the future.
    Sorry, my apologies to those who were offended by my post. My apology is sincere and I hope it is accepted by all. Peace.

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  • Tiyospaye Yazzie
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    Exactly, couldn't have said better myself. Unfortuntely war is part of freedom, and the move towards a war right now is just an example of that resposibility. Exactly why the ban of the Dixie Chicks is going on now. Disrespect. Cry me a river? Huh?
    Edit, yes edit them, part of your resposibilities, step up to 'em. And by the way there was a better way to get point across don't have to go out on a power trip and be asinine, better return to jr. high and take a course in sensitivity. Fool.

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  • Ruby 2sday
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    I don't think they should be banned and she had a right to voice her own opinion...dang there were white supremecists on my state capitol steps holding a rally a few years back and they argued freedom of speech just to be there! Didn't hear of nobody calling them unpatriotic or terrorists at the time! I still like the Dixie Chicks' music all yall that haven't heard bout them where ya been? They got a Grammy this year....probly the fact that they're a country group though is why! Anyways no use gettin bent about it and making your blood pressure rise...cuz we ARE going to war...it don't matter what the lil people think if they are for or against it...just like our votes didn't matter in the last election...LOL

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  • Wakalapi
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    It was a warning. Freedom comes with responsibility. There are elders and children reading this. If you have no respect for them, thenI have no respect for you - online or in person. If you respect them, grow up and act like it.

    Cry me a river.

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  • Tiyospaye Yazzie
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    Freedom of speech. Supressed. Not so free after all. Gonna hafta bust out the big fancy alternatives for dem words. Can't believe it I was supressed, dictated upon, regulated, contained, again where is our freedom of speech.:(

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  • Wakalapi
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    Heated debates are fine, but if you are going to start using cute "alternative" methods to spell out foul language then I'll just start editing your posts. Ba-dump-pum.

    Keep in clean, folks. Don't come crying to me about censorship, grow up. This is not Jr. High anymore.

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  • Tiyospaye Yazzie
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    Originally posted by traci_m
    I'm sticking with freedom of speech--FIRST AMMENDMENT, baby! She was stating her opinion, just like billions of people do every dang day! What's the point? Besides, most of the people I talk to about the world are against it! So, where are these folks who are against it now? Why aren't some of the other celebs not sticking up for the Dixie Chics? This is what I want to know.

    I'm not for the war ONE BIT--I don't care if we are on the verge of war or if this is deemed disrespectful to my president. At this moment, on this issue I DON'T RESPECT HIM AT ALL. The people of this country and this war are saying "Don't send the troops" and he's just showing us all his lily-white butt and doing it anyway. Who needs that? Talk about someone in charge who is not complying with what the UN wants! JEEZ!
    its funny when the sh!t hit the fan because of an abortion of war then people are like, "Why didn't our President do anything 'bout it?" Just another Adolf in the making, first its Iraq then its surrounding nations then its the world. Shesh, doesn't 9/11 mean anything to you, or was it just another day? The war is to prevent terrorism, not just our nation but other nations as well. The terror that has engulfed that region of the world. Plus were talking Mass Weapons here, honey, no cracker and soup arsenal, but the big stuff here. That kind of power in the hands of a dictator like him, with his ill position towards us, can only equal war baby, and thats to kick us off the field. The guy doesn't like our western lifestyle, and if we don't do nothing 'bout it we'll be bowing to his crazy A$$(anus). So I say keep the peace and go to war, of course, easy for mr to say 'cause I ain't there, but I would go to insure safety for the present and the future.
    Last edited by Tiyospaye Yazzie; 03-17-2003, 06:50 PM.

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