Sunday, May 21, 2006

Natalie Maines: Open Mouth Insert Other Foot

As we all know, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks insulted President Bush, (and all of us), during a concert in London before the start of Gulf War Part Deux. She later offered a half-hearted, yet utterly unbelievable apology, during the ensuing fervor. Well she still hasn't learned folks, because now, just days before the release of the Chicks new album, she's withdrawing the apology. In the new issue of Time magazine, she actually said that she doesn't think "he is owed any respect whatsoever", while referring to the President. (For the Time story, see Link).

Bandmate Martie Maguire readily agrees. She says the Chicks "don't want those kind of fans"; the kind, apparently, that love their country and respect other people, whether you agree with them or not. The Chicks take another shot at Toby Keith in the interview, and don't seem to like Reba McEntire much, either.

Now personally, I don't care what these morons have to say. They obviously don't live in my America-the one at war with terrorists and people who want to wipe us off the face of the Earth-and that's fine. But there's more to the story than that. This isn't some idiot celebrity with a big mouth, although Maines certainly is that. This is a planned anti-American position that the Chicks are presenting to the world, one they seem to be proud of. They go overseas and insult all of America in front of our allies, on the eve of war, and then come home and want us to buy their pathetic music for $20 a CD. Now they feel that cranking up the rhetoric again might boost sales of their new album. Unbelievable.

We all have sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, loved ones and friends, risking their lives everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan,. And yes, they are even defending the Dixie Pigs. Now go buy a Toby or Reba CD, and leave the Chicks on the shelf.


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