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3.26.2006

Dixie Chicks

Those bad girls of country music have a new album coming out in May --- Three years or so after Natalie made some of us angry and some of us pleased when she said she was embarrassed that President Bush was from Texas. The first single off the album will be "Not Ready to Make Nice" (the group's web site quickly loads with the lyrics of the song while it plays in the background). The lyrics include: I made my bed and I sleep like a baby With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’ It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger And how in the world can the words that I said Send somebody so over the edge That they’d write me a that I better shut up and sing Or my life will be over

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll bet more people are now also sorry Bush is president (check the polls). The Chicks were just ahead of their time.

Anonymous said...

Eh, the Chixie Dicks are an insult to country music anyway. I'm ashamed they're from here.

If you disagree with me, you're not a Texan.

scrogdog said...

Who made you an expert on who is or is not a Texan. How many generations does your family go back being Texan. Mine goes back five generations and there's not anyone in my family that thinks our President, whose Texas heritage is debatable itself, is anything to take great pride in. I dare say the Chicks represent what most real Texans have taken pride in for all of our history, A strong independent steak and ability to think for ourselves, that allows us to say what we think and to call a spade a spade.

Anonymous said...

A strong independent "steak"? Um, what?

scrogdog said...

If you haven't got anything better to do than to look for typos, life must be pretty boring or you don't have anything significant to say regarding the topic of the blog.
I think it's safe to say any half intelligent person would know the word streak was the intended word.

Anonymous said...

Natalie is fat.

scrogdog said...

That's ok, I just decided that you've lost the rights to keep your unregistered name.

Anonymous said...

Forget 12:45, he just wants a little attention... throwing down a stupid statement like that is someone just looking for a fight with other people of low intelligence...
That having been said, I wish entertainers would stop using their popularity as sufficient background to become a political expert, e.g., Barbara Streisand, Tom Selleck, Tim Robbins, etc.

Anonymous said...

STFU troll, anon 12:45PM - Chimpy was born in New Haven, CT - he's an imposter Texan in wolf's clothing. I'm a 4th generation Texan, born on Texas Independence Day in Texas, and have hated him before he was even the governor. Met him at a Ranger's game, and even then, he had that deer-in-the-headlights look, was quite tipsy and totally arrogant - like he is to this day. Hell, his grandfather Prescott is rumored to have stolen Geronimo's skull back during his college days, as a member of Skull & Bones. Even if he didn't, people like that (Dumbya was a member too) and their sense of entitlement is worse than the poorest of Americans. Personally, I don't think he's smart enough to be the Antichrist, but he's surely evil enough to be a minion. Is it 2008 yet?

Anonymous said...

Well I am a Texas and I disagree with you 12:45 pm!!

scrogdog said...

Someone must not have the cahones to post under his/her own moniker. The 3:00 PM post wasn't posted by me. In any case, anyone who has ever read my posts know if I ever have anything to say, it's going to be more than one sentence in length and it's not going to be to waste time on a cheap attempt at a joke.

Anonymous said...

To the two dogs: I like the blogs where the mods can have a "word of the day" and every time someone puts that word in a comment, it's changed to the "word of the day" - it might even be a cuss word. I think all posters on this blog should be anon - I hate it when I make typos under my nom de plume - I get the wrath of the typo trolls. Seems like ya'll can apparently screw with each other's identities - just another exploitation of public forums, by trouble-makers. Some of you, if I ever met you, I would have to hold myself back from slapping some sense into your head(s)! Now, get back to the posted topic.

fluff said...

I'm not a real fan of country music in the genre that most Wise Countians probably like. As close as I get is .. I like Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris and some Delbert McClinton. But the Dixie Chicks have transcended music. And I gotta respect them for standing firm on their beliefs, the country establishment notwithstanding.

Anonymous said...

I think we all learned a lesson from them...freedom goes both ways...they had the freedom to say whatever they would like to say about the leader of our country (as everyone does), but by the same token, those who took a stand against what they said as they took a stand about their feelings, had the freedom to choose NOT to listen to their music anymore and the owners of the radio stations had the freedom to pull them from their playlists. Take your stand, just be ready for others to take theirs also. They paid a great price for using their celebrity to voice their political views, and believe me, if you have not heard the song...you will dislike them even more after you listen, it's very mean-spirited.

Anonymous said...

12:45, I'm a Texan and you're a redneck idiot. I don't like C&W music, but do like the Dixie Chicks and all they represent as people and as Americans. GO DC!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting on all those idiot "celebrities" to leave the good ole USA. After all, they swore they would leave if Mr. Bush was elected.

To that type of people: Either shut up or keep your promises!! Can I help you with the airline ticket out of here???