10.31.2006

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing

This trailer to the documentary has been around a couple of weeks and I finally watched. Ya know, it looks really good. And the rants from the Anti-Chicks crowd are pretty funny. I love the guy at the end, "Freedom of speech is fine, but by god you don't do it in mass publicly."

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the punishment was just what the doctor ordered . They were aware of the motto:Don't mess with Texas.

Anonymous said...

hahahah...
Dixie chicks are a bunch of cry babies...
Capitalism at work.

Anonymous said...

They proved a bunch of country yokels are cry babies.

Anonymous said...

The telling part of the video is what was edited from President Bush's comment. The only response from the president was about their right to freedom of speech and the public's right to choose not to buy their cd's. He took the high road on this and the fat Chick's response was "what a dumbass". It is mind numbing to me to hear an entertainer discuss politics. They live in a shell but want people from the real world to follow them. The very liberal Texas Monthly magazine has a review of this film and pretty much gives it the thumbs down.

Anonymous said...

I always vote based on what Barbara Streisand or Natalie Maines say. These are great minds and need to be heard. I am also a mind numbed robot.

Anonymous said...

If your job is to sell a non-necessity product to the general public, then don't be a "dumb-ass" and piss off the general public and don't cry when we stop buying your product. I enjoy free speech in my office but I don't want to lose my job over some topics. Don't be a dumb-ass Chicks. Ok, two of them are smokin hot and, of course, I forgive those two :-)

Anonymous said...

I still don't care about the shit they said about Bush. I just want them to shut up altogether. Maines can't sing or write songs worth a damn.

Anonymous said...

What whiners all you commenters are. Looks to me like the Chicks were just a few years ahead of their time.

And if you can't exercise "free speech" out in public, then ... hello??? ... what's the point?

If Tom Cruise can act like an idiot and people still go see his movies, then folks still ought to listen to the Chicks. I don't give a **** what their politics are.

Anonymous said...

Nobody stopped her from saying what she wanted to say and people excercised their freedoms by not buying their music. She has to be willing to suffer the consequences of her actions. Instead, she chooses to cry about it and say how mean everyone is to her. Did it ever occur to her that she is an embarrassment to some people? Just another entertainer so filled with self importance that believes people want to hear her views instead of listen to the music.

Anonymous said...

Some of those first comments are why I hate living in the middle of white trash central. I fully support what the Dixie Chicks said and what they stand for. Natalie said it when she said "what a dumb (fill in black)." They aren't whining, I mean good Lord, they've got death threats and all kinds of stupid stuff happening to them because of one little dig on the president and Texas. I hate the fact that Bush is associated from Texas too, so shoot me.

Anonymous said...

anon 3:25....that is your right...go out and buy all the cd's you want and if you really hate living here, move. Once again, we are talking about freedom here. In this country you really are free to live or go anywhere you want. I would not expect you to buy a book written by Rush Limbaugh, so why is it wrong for me to not buy a Dixie Chicks cd?

Anonymous said...

and also anon 3:25, why was Bush being a dumbass for acknowledging her right to free speech and also acknowledging people's right to buy or not buy what they choose?

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow!!! 2:58 and 3:25 are the only two comments that seem to know what really went on with the Dixie Chicks situation.

Personally, I don't care for their music, but I'm not a C&W fan. No matter what my political views are/were or what type of music I like/do not like, what someone says at a concert should not impact my buying power. I do like the fact that they stood up for what they believed in. That takes much more courage than to superficially show support for those whose values one does not share.

There are certain actors that I'm not that crazy about how they behave, but on screen I can enjoy their talent. It seems like the ones who boycott or protest are the true crybabies and lack respect for others.

The reason the Dixie Chicks did this documentary is to answer many questions that people keep asking them over and over.

As far as what she/they said about George Bush, Texas, and our country, unfortunately they are not alone. Just because you say you don't like something about a person, place, or thing does not mean you should run away or "move" - you do what you feel is right and try to do whatever is in your power to make changes.

George Bush has indeed disgraced our state and our country and continues to do so with full force instead of listening to reason or at least those more knowledgable than himself (everyone else) - sorry, I couldn't resist.

What they did was try to convey to those in another country (where more people hate Americans now than any other time in recorded history) that they did not share their leader's views and that not everyone in America plays follow the leader with a blindfold, gun, and head up their ass.

It just really bothers me that people who live in Wise County, Texas, USA are so narrow minded that they would declare a person needs to 'get out of town' for no other reason than they do not share the same views. What a sad commentary. Unfortunately, these are the majority.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE DIXIE CHICKS!

Speak out sisters!

Anonymous said...

3:41 bush is just a dumbass period. he can't help it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, poor, pathetic sheeple......my father, a WWII B52 Bomber pilot, Korean War Mosquito (look that up and see just how brave he was and still is), USAF Lt. Col., Retired, Red Republican, is so disgusted with Dumbya, he can't even speak about him without pounding his fists on the table. Dad voted for him both times. Obviously, I did not. We would have such heated "conversations", we eventually both agreed not to discuss it. Time passed - he kept up with things - news and otherwise, and now he agrees that Bush is a total dipshiate, and will probably go down as one of, if not the worst US President of all time. The thing that took him over the edge was "Mission Accomplished". And ya'll get pi$$y about the Dixie Chicks? Idiots! Hell, I would apologize to the world if Bush really was from Texas, but he's a Yankee - he started the lies a long time ago, and that's all he has been doing. Thank goodness my Dad finally caught on. I can only hope you all will too.

SkidRow said...

I think ALL of you big talking ANONYMOUS posters are as guilty as the media and the Dixie Chicks in this case.

The Dixies only fault other than a big mouth singer was there form of entertainment ( C & W ). Any other entertainer would be 100% forgiven.

Lets just take entertainers for what they are ....entertainers.

Anonymous said...

I want to know why Kanye Wests music wasn't banned from the radio when he said that President Bush hates "Black people" on national television. To me that seems like a worse offense.

Anonymous said...

4:42PM, the B-52 wasn't in service in WWII. If you have that much respect for your dad, you would get the details right.

Anonymous said...

Oooops - you're right 4:42PM - I was thinking of that band, the B52's, since the controversy was about a band. Pardon me. It was B-17s, B-29s, and a whole shiate load of other ones - but don't let the little details distract everyone from the fact that Dumbya and his regime are going down in flames, right before our very eyes. I have even more respect for my Dad, now that he has seen the light.

Anonymous said...

I wrote 3:25 previously. To comment on 3:39...did you even read my post? I said nothing about making people go out and buy their damn CD's. Like I said, they aren't whining about people not buying their CD's...they are addressing why they were attacked due to a simple statement, which they had the freedom you speak of to do so. Maybe you should have read my comment before you commented on it.

Anonymous said...

Is she saying "dumbass"? because it looks like she may have been going for another four letter word.

Anonymous said...

There could have been better words used to show the other country that she did not agree with the Presidents actions. Try this for examply "As you know American troops are in Iraq and we disagree with the cause. But we do support the troops who are over there b/c they have no choice and we hope they come home safe."

If she is so brave to speak out then she needs to be so brave to take the criticism that comes with it. I have never liked the chicks and I am not sure I even like the President but I do know that he has had more to deal with on a global scale than the presidents in my lifetime. It is not an easy job or everybody would be applying and no matter which side of the fence your on the other side won't like what is going on. I support the President b/c he was elected by the best country in the world and most democratic. If you don't like it GO VOTE!!!! If you voted get other people to go vote.

Anonymous said...

10:32 - CONTROL FREAK!!!

Anonymous said...

As I suspected, 3:25 is the dumbass here. Nowhere did I say anything about forcing people to do anything against their will. Maybe 3:25 is the one that needs to learn to read. Just another elitist (read white trash comment)psuedo-intellectual trying their best to look down their nose at any conservative post.

Anonymous said...

Just because they were the first to express their opinion everyone had to jump at the chance to make fools of themselves. Their are so many celebrities out there that bash Bush and I dont hear anyone banning their music!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Natalie Maines has the right to free speech. So do I. I choose to disagree with her choosing to voice her political views to an unsuspecting captive audience. I'm pretty sure those people paid to hear their music ! I knew Natalie when she was a tow-headed toddler in Lubbock. She hasn't grown up much!

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