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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:09 AM
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Does anyone think Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will face retaliation, like that felt by the Dixie Chicks, for their comments yesterday? How long do you think it will be before country stations refuse to play their music and Clear Channel is sponsoring rallies where people can destroy the CDs of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill? Is their any chance that they will not be touch in that it has been about six month and parts of New Orleans look like the Hurricane hit yesterday? In addition, Bush is having other problems with issues like Iraq being out of control, the Dubai ports deal, and the spying issue.

It seems to me that they may be able avoid some of the criticism, but some of Bush's supporters are very loyal. Some of them will say that in a time of war people like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill should not be criticizing the President. I am really beginning to see the correctness in the quote "Patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels"
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:10 AM
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1. DU this poll
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:53 AM by SunDrop23
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 AM
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2. No ...
because people saw what happened and know the government let the people down.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:13 AM
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3. THey spoke out against Bush's mishandling of the NO disaster. NT
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 AM
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4. From what I understand....
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:16 AM by Roxy66
they have been speaking out against Bush for quite a while.....I really dont know about retaliation. I think Country singers((and I'm not referring to Faith and Tim) are running scared from this guy just like the Repugs ("Regressives"...as Bernie would say). It actually infuriated me to think how the Country Music industry contributed to this slime ball ruining our Country. This is the effect of the FEAR factor. I think Repugs are cowards!!!!! Thank god for people with the tenancity to speak out !!!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:17 AM
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5. McGraw has been pretty open about being a democrat...
..I've seen numerous interviews where he's mentioned it and also a few where he talked about being very dissapointed in the election '04 results. I don't like country music or his music in particular but good for him.

Also, I think the Dixie Chicks got their heat more for saying what they did overseas. I think that's an idiotic reason to be pissed at them, and an idiotic distinction for anyone to make but then again we're talking about people who are idiots getting upset in the first place so nothing surprises me.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:20 AM
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6. back lash
This time there won't be any. They aren't criticizing the Iraq War and other "patriotic" hot button issues.

they're going after what everybody in America that has enough brain power to speak knows is a total clusterfuck - the New Orleans disaster.

They should sends their message home and go out on tour with the Dixie Chicks, with an opening monolog by Michael Moore and encore by Noam Chomsky!

-85% jimmy
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:42 AM
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7. Faith's and Tim's campaign contributions
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:49 AM
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8. I don't know that the Dixie Chicks were hurt as much as the Right
would like us to think.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9166584/nashvill...

<snip>
With radio stations across the nation boycotting their music and outraged commentators predicting walkouts at their concerts, the Chicks were made to seem like very lonely liberals in the love-it-or-leave-it world of country. In hindsight, however, the group set off a political bombshell of an altogether different sort: They blew open the door for a remarkable number of closeted Music Row Democrats.

<snip>
The Music Row Democrats now claim more than 1,300 members, including key Nashville executives, songwriters and artists such as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. "The organization grew spectacularly fast," says country music historian Robert K. Oermann, a founding member. "People were hiding in corners, afraid to come out. Now the community is more mobilized."

<snip>
Despite the controversy -- or perhaps because of it -- the Chicks continued to prove their commercial viability, selling almost six million copies of Home and mounting the top-grossing country tour of 2003. Now, as they prepare to reenter the spotlight, some speculate that the group might be poised to shun the industry that shunned them.

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Titley, too, thinks a little payback may be in order. "Now that things have fallen apart politically on the right," he says, "there might be a certain vindication
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:23 AM
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12. Music Row Democrats was the Board that brought DU to my attention..
I saw an MRD link on Michael Moore's Website, and began posting there...I had never posted on a board before!
One of the frequent posters on MRD mentioned DU, and I had to check it out; I was astonished and pleased (and ultimately hooked).
Last time I went back to MRD, it was not functional. I hope that's changed..good Peeps there.
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PFunk Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:24 AM
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9. There are some in country artists who feel that....
...both country music and country music artists are too closely tied to the repulican party (remember the past repug convention). So much so that it's beging to hurt both (i.e are tied to Bushco). In response country is finially starting to figure this out and are begining to let people like Tim, Faith (whom I've heard once 'corrected' someone who mistakenly thought they were repugs), Garth (yes him who also got some flack from country radio for his song "We shall be Free".) among others who arent repugs to voice themselves more. And to let artist who were stolictly probush (i.e. Tobe and co.) to backtrack abit from past coments.

Inshort the bottom line is forcing country to finially start to distance itself abit from the republican party so Tim and Faith will get thru this with little to no problem.

Meaning that hopefully maybe I can start hearing more Dixie Chicks (one of the few country bands this black street kid does like) music on the radio again now (yeah right!).

Anyway that's my .02 cents on this.
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:21 AM
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11. Dixie Chicks = Great
The Dixie Chicks have some really great songs. Some of my favorites are "I Can Love You Better", "Sin Wagon", "Cowboy Take Me Away", and "Ready to Run". If I ever have a chance to go to one of their concerts I will really enjoy going. I also like Garth Brooks a pretty good bit. He has some goods songs.
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:11 AM
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10. They are riding the crest of the wave
Just like Frank Zappa and Brian Wilson were ahead of The Beatles on musical trends, McGraw and Hill come aboard when Bush-bashing has become popular.
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Mr Bungle 34 Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:31 PM
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13. Agreed
Only the dimmest of the dim are boycotting people that speak out against Georgie now.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:34 PM
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14. They defended the Dixie Chicks in 2003 when it wasn't popular
:shrug:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:41 PM
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15. Nah ... Tim and Faith are too BIG.
What a dilemma for the Clear Channel types! "Hmmmm, play their records and make more money because the fans LOVE them; or Dixie Chick them and lose listeners ..." It must be KILLING them. HEHE!!

Bake
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:53 PM
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16. Dixie Chicks did it when Bush's polls were high.
Big difference when it comes to retaliation.
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