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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:12 PM
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What does Dolly Parton think about homosexuality?
LOVE ROCKS!

Thats the name of the cd that Parton, Emmy Lou Harris, the Dixie Chicks, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore and Yoko Ono are producing for the HRC. All proceeds to be donated to HRC....

That's one I want, just to hear Yoko sing "Every man has a man"

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=20019

In the words of Mandy Moore "Humankind has its problems but love isn't one of them"
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:15 PM
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1. Look for fundie attacks on Dolly now.
Good for Dolly for standing up. Dollywood isn't quite in the most liberal areas of the nation.

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:13 PM
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15. I always admired Dolly for being her own person and not
feeling like she had to measure up to anyone else's standards but her own. She will weather any criticism just fine and probably will put those people in their place as only Dolly can.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:19 PM
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17. If anyone can put them in their place, its Dolly
And congratulations on hitting 10,000posts! :toast:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:23 PM
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19. I didn't know I hit 10,000. Thanks!
I guess I should frequent the lounge milestones thread more often.
My personal life has been in some turmoil, so thanks for reminding me.

:toast:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
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24. I saw the thread a day or so ago and never returned to post
congratulations so I'm really glad I mentioned it here! :toast:
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:13 AM
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39. Favorite Dolly quote
"Hell, I have to spend a lot of money to look this cheap!"

Dolly rocks!!
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:51 PM
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44. Did you just say "Measure up?" - n/t
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:18 PM
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2. Finally!
A country singer (besides the Dixie Chicks) with some good Democratic brains!
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:19 PM
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5. Don't forget Willy Nelson.
--IMM
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:22 PM
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8. George Jones did commercial spots for Wes Clark
in Tennessee during the primaries.

There are lots.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:28 PM
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10. White Lightnin'!! . . . . . . Hyu'uck!!
--IMM :toast:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:19 PM
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6. There are more than you think
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:23 PM
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18. Johnny Cash too
He is greatly missed :(
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:46 PM
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22. Don't forget Steve Earle!
If you ask me, Earle has come the closest of any country musician to carrying on Johnny Cash's legacy.
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:48 PM
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34. Amen. Steve's proudest achievement was Johnny's having recorded
"The Devil's Right Hand" very late in his career.

Steve carries the legacy of JC, Mance Lipscomb and Woody Guthrie, too.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 AM
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38. Earle is Hardly a country musician.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:29 AM
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41. Earle is as Hillbilly as They Come
Yes, he can rock.
Yes, he writes plays and poetry.
Yes, he can expand out with a tunes like "Conspiracy Theory," and "Condi Condi."

Steve's his own guy. And he's basically country. He's just not limited to what Music Row pushes.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:18 PM
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3. The blacklist grows...
Soon they'll have no one but Toby "FUTK" Keith left.
A fitting fate for them.
:evilgrin:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:08 PM
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13. I'd almost join Free Republic just to post a thread demanding
Dolly Parton be boycotted and calling all her conservative backers lefty-loving sellout freaks
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:13 PM
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14. Now there's a worthy endeavor!
:evilgrin:

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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:45 PM
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33. Dolly has a Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson style following/backing.
It will get UGLY if anyone tries to "screw" with her. And it WON'T be Dolly on the "recieving end" of the FReeper KKKrusade! FReepers will regret it if they think of attacking her.
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baba Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:18 PM
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4. Go Dolly!
She rocks! I have always loved her. And now I have even more new respect for Mandy Moore, who was great in "Saved!"
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:21 PM
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7. If any fundies speak ill of Ms. Parton, Ms. Harris, or --
-- the other folks on that list, I will be kicking some fundy ass.

Hurray for these people.

The VILLAGE VOICE once wrote a great line about Dolly:

"Dolly Parton is such sweet sorrow."

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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:24 PM
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9. I love Dolly Parton.
Not only is she an underrated musical talent, but Dolly has been one of the "good guys" for years now. Rock on, Dolly!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:38 PM
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11. she's always been tolerant and aware of her status as a gay icon
she doesn't mind one bit. she's a great lady.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:40 PM
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12. I just adore Dolly
this is really nice.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:17 PM
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16. I've always been a huge fan of Dolly
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:17 PM by wicket
She's got a heart of gold. :loveya:
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:37 PM
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20. Don't know what she thinks about homosexuality but one of her
best, best friends is Fran Leibowitz - probably a strong indication that she soooo does not have a problem with it. Also, Dolly lives in NY most of the time.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:41 PM
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21. I stumbled upon something one day
when I was home sick and channel surfing.

Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge on the same stage singing each others songs. It was called CMT Crossroads.



It was AMAZING. There must be a recording somewhere.

Melissa did "Jolene" and Dolly did "I Wanna Be Loved". It was an absolute show stopper!

There were segments where they discussed each others works and Dolly was quite clear in her support for Melissa.

They better not fuck with Dolly!
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:48 PM
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23. I loves me some Dolly!!
I've never thought she was underrated -- everybody who hears her knows what an incredible talent she is. An amazing and prolific songwriter, a voice that is instantly identifiable and can convey more emotion in one note than anybody else can in a lifetime, and an attitude that says, "If you don't like me, kiss my ass!"

Bake
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:16 PM
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25. YAY! GO DOLLY!!!
:yourock:
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sonicx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:22 PM
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26. here'a another link...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:25 PM by sonicx
one that's not hosted by "baptist press." :puke:

http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Room&CONT...

Rolling Stone news bit with Moore quotes...

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/6847062/yok...
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bobweaver Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 PM
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27. She once said, "If I was a man, I would be a drag queen."
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:53 PM
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28. Good for Dolly! n/t
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:00 PM
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29. Yea Dolly!
Yet another reason to like her. (I was reading today about the foundation she created to get books to kids early in poor rural areas in TN, where the nearest public library might be a 40-mile trip over a windy two-lane.)
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:28 PM
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30. She is an incredible human being
Here's more information on her contributions

http://www.dollyon-line.com/archives/articles/kn_021214...

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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:36 PM
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31. Dolly Parton is my cousin
My mother's grandmother and Dolly's mom were sisters. I can never keep that "twice removed" stuff straight, but in Tennessee lingo I believe we are first cousins "twice removed."

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:59 PM
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35. That's very cool! I actually understand the whole....
"first cousins twice removved or 2nd counsins, once removed" thing but I've never been able to sucessfully explain it to anyone.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:17 AM
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36. it's vertical vs horizontal separation
in the family tree. Vertical = x removed, horizontal = nth cousins.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:00 AM
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37. And I've tried to explain thatby word and diagrams numerous times
but I've never had a single person grasp it. It seems like such a simple process to me? :shrug:
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:28 PM
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43. I know
I just tell them vertical vs horizontal, they still can't get it. Who knows?
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:07 PM
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45. try this explanation
To figure out nth cousins and mth-removed, go backwards and find the first common ancestor to both.

The difference in the number of steps to the common ancestor from each person is the "number removed" (implying different generations).

The smaller number minus 1 is the degree of cousins.

e.g., your paternal grandfather is another cousin's great grandfather, making him the last direct ancestor to both of you.

Number of generational steps from you to grandfather= 2
Number of generational steps from cousin to your grandfather (her great grandfather)= 3

n= 2-1 = 1 -> 1st cousins
m= 3-2 = 1 -> once removed


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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:40 PM
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32. There have always been rumors that Dolly likes the ladies
If you know what I mean...
Something in her biography about her and her best friend sharing a bed all the time or something. I don't remember exactly.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:23 AM
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40. Oh, our friends from "Focus" are weighing in....
"But Focus on the Family's Melissa Fryrear, a former lesbian, said the CD's use of the word "love" is deceptive."

Oh, don't give me that "former" anythig bullshit. If I worked hard enough, I could suppress my STR8-ness enough to claim I was a "Former Heterosexual" but it'd be a lie.

"The problem, though, is their definition of 'love' is carefully camouflaged to mean more than Cupid ever meant it to mean. Their definition is meant to mean the acceptance and the celebration of homosexuality."

Uh, Melissa? Wasn't Cupid a PAGAN "Godling"? you work for a CHRISTIAN ministry, and you're citing a PAGAN mythological figure? Shouldn't you have cited Levitcus?

Sick Puppies....They should focus on their OWN families...
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:34 AM
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42. Dolly Pardon is a great lady
and she does so much for her hometown community in Tennessee. she never forgot her roots. Go Dolly!
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