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Know Your Audience
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Dixie Chicks' current tour isn't going so well.
The Dixie Chicks are in the midst of their "Accidents and Accusations Tour," which supports their platinum-certified album "Taking the Long Way," their first release since Maines' controversial statement.

On previous tours, the Dixie Chicks consistently sold out venues throughout North America. That changed on the band's current tour, when planned shows in several Southern and Midwestern cities were canceled due to soft ticket sales. The group reshuffled its schedule to focus on areas where sales were still strong, including Canada and the Northeastern US.
The Dixie Chicks can espouse any political views they want. But, country music fans seem to follow a certain political view. Showing contempt for that view probably isn't the best way to keep a music career going strong. For some reason, audiences tend to choose not to give their money to performers who hold the audience in contempt.

It's different in rock music. I mean, I still buy stuff by Anti-Flag, Pearl Jam, and the Decemberists. I know what their political views are—damned commies—but I don't particularly care. Rock isn't, and never has been, a hotbed of libertarian or conservative sentiment, so if I chose music based on the politics of the artist, I'd hardly be able to buy any music at all.

Natalie Maines is free to spout off on politics all she wants. But it's foolish to do so in the expectation that it won't alienate a good portion of the country music audience, or that they won't take exception to it, and penalize her by withholding commerce.

But, maybe she doesn't care about that. If not, well, then carry on Ms. Maines.
 
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Very true and that is why I support them now more than ever.

If libertarians were willing to speak up against injustice the way that the Dixie Chicks did, then maybe we wouldn’t have the largest prison population in the world. George Bush is recognized the world over for his lack of intellect and boorish behavior (i.e. groping the German prime minister). Unlike the majority of people on this site, who bury their heads in the sand and never utter a word of protest against this administration for its drug war policies that make the Soviets actually look humanitarian, the Dixie Chicks actually took a stand and told the world what any lucid thinker already knows: this emperor has no clothes.

Hear this: any purported libertarian site devoted to championing the status quo is a joke and an insult. George Bush deserved exactly what he got that night in London and much more. I certainly would not want to be George Bush when it comes time for his final judgment. Christians are not permitted to judge other purported Christians, but I can tell you this. I predict heat in George’s future that will make Crawford feel like Reyjavik.
 
Written By: william
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Oddly enough, a local Atlanta rock station was playing their recent single. So maybe they’ll make the transition from "pop/country" to "pop/rock".

I’ve never been one to really care about most performer’s political views. Tim Robbins is a heck of an actor (War of the Worlds an aberration, of course), despite his kooky political views. But I think the Dixie Chicks are just fanning the flames, given some of their recent quotes...
 
Written By: Brad Warbiany
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But it’s McCarthyism! If you don’t give them your money you’re oppressing them! (At least, it is by their lights)

As for William, can I have some of what you’re smoking?
 
Written By: Shark
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I predict heat in George’s future that will make Crawford feel like Reyjavik.
That wouldn’t take much, now would it William?

But I can’t help thinking that it’s not all due to politics. The fact that their latest album sucks real bad—especially compared to their previous two— might have something to do with their poor ticket sales as well.

And worse, if Maines’ lyrics are any indication, she still doesn’t understand that folks are pissed at her because of what she said. Maines still thinks it’s all about her.

yours/
peter.
 
Written By: Peter Jackson
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Shark, all I can get due to the drug war that you support, is cigars from Honduras and the Dominican Republic, but I am willing to share as long as you don’t want to upset the Bush administration. You see, they don’t approve of smoking cigars either.
 
Written By: william
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If the Dixie Chicks tour failed so badly, how would you like to trade your income for the past four months the the money earned by any one of the Dixie Chicks for the same period of time?

Why do you pretend that "freedom of speech" carries with it the acceptance of death threats as a consequence ?

How many more red blooded American soldiers have to die before it’s okay to listen to the Dixie Chick’s music ?

Being a country music fan doesn’t give you the right to be stubborn and stupid. Maines was right. Bush was wrong. 2600 dead American soldiers and an ongoing war we are losing proves that. You want to support the troops ? Oppose the war and bring them home.
 
Written By: Ed Sommers
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William and Ed:

Your parents have any kids that lived? Sheesh. How do imbeciles such as yourselves ever even learn to type? Yes, William, the war on drugs is worse that sending 20 million Russians to the death. Seriously, you’re an idiot. And I’m sure you’re about as Libertarian as Socialized Medicine.

And sure, Ed, we’re losing in Iraq. And on a completely unrelated matter, which side was Iraq on in the most recent Israel/Iran (hezbollah) war? Hint: it wasn’t siding with Iran. In fact, Iraq PROHIBITED IRAN from using its airspace to carry supplies to Hezbollah, you f-ing moron.
 
Written By: come on, please
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I’m rather surprised that the Dixie Chicks’ tour is doing so poorly, given all the hype when the album 1st came out and how strongly it was doing (500k sales in week 1). It’s not even hit double platinum though after 12 weeks which really surprises me; I expected 3x platinum by now, which means interest in the album really dried up... they’re selling about 30k records a week now... it’ll take another 4 months at this rate to hit double platinum and another year to hit that triple.

 
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To the genius named "come on, please" -
I’d respond more fully if I had any clue what your point is. Here’s mine: If the US’s goal is to create multiple generations of Islamist terrorists, our policies in the middle east are working beautifully. If Isreal’s goal is to ensure that their state will remain surrounded by hostile Jew-hating Islamists, then their policy of blowing up civilian neighborhoods, including neighborhoods with high populations of children, is working to perfection.

The reason Natalie Maines said she’s ashamed Bush is from Texas is that Bush, before the war started, was committed to going to war, while he showed no interest in finding a solution to whatever bug was crawling around north of his anus. I’m ashamed America has become a country leaning close to becoming a dictatorship. The reality is that our ability to lead in the world gone. We are disliked and disrespected by our allies and hated by our enemies. And we earned it, under the genius in the white house and his gang of imbeciles. And we Americans should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing the current administration to steal two consecutive elections.
 
Written By: Ed Sommers
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SITYS.

 
Written By: Bithead
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If the Dixie Chicks tour failed so badly, how would you like to trade your income for the past four months the the money earned by any one of the Dixie Chicks for the same period of time?
And that has what to do with whether their tour is going well or not?
Why do you pretend that "freedom of speech" carries with it the acceptance of death threats as a consequence ?
Absolutely not, but what is an accepted consequence is when you denigrate your country and your fans, they don’t have to like it, take it or support them.
How many more red blooded American soldiers have to die before it’s okay to listen to the Dixie Chick’s music ?
It’s ok now. Who is stopping you? Go, do, buy a ticket ... don’t be a Chick Hawk (groan).
Being a country music fan doesn’t give you the right to be stubborn and stupid.
Really? Are you a country music fan?
Maines was right. Bush was wrong. 2600 dead American soldiers and an ongoing war we are losing proves that. You want to support the troops ? Oppose the war and bring them home.
Right about what? That she’s ashamed of her country and being from Texas? Have you ever wondered if that might work both ways?

I’m all for bringing the troops home ... when we finish the job.
 
Written By: McQ
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To McQ

Yes I am a country music fan.

Why is saying you’re ashamed of the president the same as saying you’re ashamed of your country ? It is not.

And...you can be ashamed of your country and still work to improve your country. Alternatively, if you choose to be proud of your country no matter how your country behaves, you’re just a fool.

When will the job be finished —when the last terrorist dies? When the Islamists celebrate Christmas? When John Kerry becomes a Republican?
The job will never be finished. It’s a loser. The last war the US won was WW2. That’s the last war we’ll ever win. We need to stop inviting war. Nobody wins except the zealots who chose death.
 
Written By: Ed Sommers
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Ed Sommers ’The last war the US won was WW2. That’s the last war we’ll ever win.’


Ooookay. Thanks for sharing. That’s all I need to know.
 
Written By: Sunguh
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err...returning to Dale’s actual post,

I kind of agree that rock (or alternative or garage-rock or whatever sub-genres we want to include later on) does seem different- at least to myself. While few "conservatives" (by which I really just mean most of the participants in National Review’s MTV anniversary symposium I guess) like Springstein, I still listen to The Boss. I don’t understand how someone can hear "Born To Run" and not think "Oh, this pretty much rocks my pants off." Maybe it’s just me.

As far as the Dixie Chicks go- my not particularly well experienced impression of them prior to the whole anti-Bush/America/War/puppies comment was that they were kind of the...indie-snob band for for country. Sure they had some enjoyable songs, but there was just something in their image that said to me they want to be the country band hip middle-class music fans who don’t really like country listen to. They were PBS-country. Borders-country. Right next to my art-house rap CD country. They were the band someone would use to say "Oh, of course I listen to country. I have a Dixie Chicks album!" To me, that always put them on a short leash.

 
Written By: Some Guy in Chicago
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The Dixie Chicks had every right to say what they did. And people have every right to not go to their concerts. Pretty simple really.
 
Written By: jreich
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Ed Sommers:
When will the job be finished —when the last terrorist dies?
Try reading this site some. Specifically this post.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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It also might have helped if some of Natalies subsequent statements didn’t hit directly at people in red states, not just the President. The girl just couldn’t leave well enough alone.

William, Ed, they need to stop whinning about how some of their former audience had/has no right to hold them (Natalie in particular) responsible for things they said by withholding their cash and attention.
Move on.
 
Written By: looker
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I predict heat in George’s future that will make Crawford feel like Reyjavik.
Ah, Global Warming strikes again!!
Why do you pretend that "freedom of speech" carries with it the acceptance of death threats as a consequence
It certainly doesn’t. But why do you pretend that using your freedom of speech means that you may not suffer negative consequences rightly or wrongly?
How many more red blooded American soldiers have to die before it’s okay to listen to the Dixie Chick’s music ?
I don’t know....how many soldiers have died trying to stop them? Are they in a detention camp?

I gotta tell you....I’d almost believe that post was satire.
 
Written By: shark
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and hated by our enemies
OH NO!!!!! WE’RE HATED BY OUR ENEMIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAMN YOU PRES. BUSH, BEFORE YOU TOOK OFFICE OUR ENEMIES LOVED US!!! I particularly loved the candygram Osama sent us on 9/11
 
Written By: shark
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"And...you can be ashamed of your country and still work to improve your country. Alternatively, if you choose to be proud of your country no matter how your country behaves, you’re just a fool."

So let me get this straight because your "ashamed" of the country we all must except your pre-pubescent whining about how YOU want the country to be. Great attitude screw everyone else, listen to me, I have ALL the answers can’t you see. Once I get the power I will make everything in my image and all will be better.

On topic:

The Dixie’s fell for the oldest one in the book. Just because people like your music doesn’t mean they share your world view (Madonna). If I want to hear political debate I will turn on CSPAN. If I want to listen to music, I like, I will pay and goto a concert. Secondly they let their fame go to their head. Next time make sure to build a big enough fan base before possibly alienating half of them. The boss, The stones, ect.. did it.
 
Written By: coaster
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This issue is as much about the way that the Dixie Chicks have purposely distanced themselves from their prior core audience by making insulting and condesending comments towards them, as it is about the anti-Bush statements.

They have also chose to wear the initial backlash against their views as a badge of pride, as evident in some of their subsequent songs and interviews. That is their intentional choice, and than is their right as Americans and artists.

But if they want to now complain that former fans and some music industry influencers have turned their backs on them, then they are being ignorant about some very basic business and marketing principles. They’d get more respect if they would drop the martyr-dom act and just say, "Some people have exercised their right to not support us, just as we exercised our right to our opinions. The make-up of our fans is different than before, but we are fine with that."
 
Written By: Craig
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Gee Rush, you’re right. It is pre-pubescent to prefer peace over war. It’s just silly to worry about 40% of the world’s population hating the US. What do they know ? We’re the best. USA, USA.
 
Written By: Ed Sommers
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Missed again Eddy boy. I Did not say I perferred war over peace.
 
Written By: coaster
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Ed Peace is NOT inherently better than war... after all the Poles and the French were at PEACE with Germany after 1940. So yes it IS pre-pubescent to think that "peace" is preferable to war... or is your contention that Churchill was a "War Pimp" in refusing to make PEACE with Herr Hitler after June 1940?

You confuse the state of Europe 1945 ’til 1994 with "peace". Peace simply means the absence of war, war defined as violence between states. That’s all. Peace CAN be horrific. Zimbabwe is at peace, would they be better off at "peace" or in a civil "war" to remove Mugabe?

Again it is JUVENILE thinking that you are exhibiting... And so US foreign policy is now decided on whether or not our "poll numbers" are up or down? Oh and Eddie..honey... could you find those poll numbers for the US whilst Bill Clinton was bombing Iraq in 1998? ’Cuz I’m just guessing, the US hasn’t been that popular anytime since 1945.
 
Written By: Joe
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Gee Rush, you’re right. It is pre-pubescent to prefer peace over war.


No, what is pre-pubescent is your view of peace. Sometimes war IS preferable. It’s counterintuitive but valid.

Don’t forget, we had "peace" on 9/10. You’re confusing QUIET for peace, and that my friend, is sad.
It’s just silly to worry about 40% of the world’s population hating the US. What do they know
I actually agree with that sentiment. F*ck them. This isn’t a popularity contest. Save the "everyone must love me" drivel for the playground, little boy.
 
Written By: shark
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Sungugh, I can understand why you are exasperated by my comments. It turns out that I made a mistake. It wasn’t deliberate, but I made a mistake. I said the last war the US won was WW2. I forgot all about the war we won against GRANADA ! Surely, we won that one. THAT was the last war we won, and that was the last war we’ll ever win. Why? - because we live in a world where gel toothpaste can be part of a bomb that kills hundreds or thousands. We live in a world where your next door neighbor can belong to a terrorist cell cabable of disrupting a subway system, killing thousands. We live in a world where a large number of religious nuts willingly die, with a smile on their face. We live in a world where independent armies become stronger than nations. It’s not easy — hell, it’s not even possible to tell the bad guys from the good guys until it’s too late. The bad guys aren’t wearing uniforms with emblems we can identify as those of the enemy. War is obsolete as a way to settle differences. And humanity damn well figure out an alternative before we’re all nuclear toast.
 
Written By: Ed Sommers
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War is obsolete as a way to settle differences
When you can get the terrorists in for a good old counseling session, gimme a call. Until then, the adults will run things.

 
Written By: shark
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They got into a scuffle with Tobey Keith (over what exactly?) and are now going to get into another one with Billy Briggs.

 
Written By: h0mi
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I forgot all about the war we won against GRANADA!
How about Korea, Panama, and the Cold War?

You could possibly argue (I don’t) that we won Viet Nam but lost the immediate aftermath by not supporting SVN as we had promised to do.

And it’s funny, but I’m pretty sure the govenment in charge of Iraq is a different one than the one running that country in 2002. Maybe I’m wrong...
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Ed Sommers - you have qualified for the honor usually reserved for MK -
Principal: Mr. Madison *Sommers*, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room *BLOG* is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
Written By: meagain
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It would be nice if everyone liked us, wouldn’t it?
We could all gather round a fire and sing Chicks songs like Goodbye Earl.

Hezbullah could like us, the warlords in Mogidishu could too, hell, we could have made friends with Mao, with Stalin! We could even have been buddy buddy with Hitler if we’d played our cards right!.

Currently we could be better friends with Dear Leader in NOKO! Even Osama Bin Laden could be our friend! And that guy in Iran who wants nukes and wants to destroy Israel, we could have him round for tea and a swim in the pool with the kids! Mike Wallaces says he’s a swell guy! The headchopping, women stoning Taliban? Essentially good people, a bit misunderstood.

These are just the sort of people we want to win favor with, don’t you think?

Why can’t we all just get along?
The free people, and the dictators, and the lunatic religious fanatics?
Why can’t we all just like one another?
If only we’d listened to Natalie before the election in 2004 everything would be peachy now...


It’s all because of those intolerant American Red State b*stards like George Bush!, that’s what it is, we ought to fix them to make them good tolerant loving people like us.





 
Written By: looker
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Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life Mr. Sommers.
 
Written By: shark
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That’s all right, Shark. Ed’s still living the glory days, like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
Written By: Come on, Please
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William, Ed, they need to stop whinning about how some of their former audience had/has no right to hold them (Natalie in particular) responsible for things they said by withholding their cash and attention.
Move on.

Written By: looker

But if they want to now complain that former fans and some music industry influencers have turned their backs on them, …

Written By: Craig
Funny. The only people I hear “whining” and “complaining” about this is some of you people.

I don’t follow the Dixie Chicks and I certainly don’t subscribe to their email fan updates, but I’ve never seen where they whined or complained about their album or ticket sales. Perhaps one of you people could enlighten me.

Otherwise, it seems advice suggesting to “Move on.”, should be redirected.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Way to ignore your idealogical brother in arms Ed Sommers, Pogue! Even you know a losing hand when you see it in action
 
Written By: shark
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Pogue
They fired a broadside more recently, but agreed, it wasn’t in the last few weeks, probably more like months (May?)

"I’d rather have a smaller following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith. We don’t want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."
Martie McGuire

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1196419,00.html

The feeling appears, in the country circles, of which I count myself as a very casual listener (old rock and roll fogey that I are), that the Chicks think country folk who don’t agree with them are kinda stupid anyway.

So, it’s not ’really old’ news.
Like Craig says -
They’d get more respect if they would drop the martyr-dom act and just say, "Some people have exercised their right to not support us, just as we exercised our right to our opinions. The make-up of our fans is different than before, but we are fine with that."
What’s your sudden desire to jump into this without knowing what’s what? Freedom of speech issue? or just catch ya at the right moment? or defense of Mr. Ed?
You’re usually right on top of it.
 
Written By: looker
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Even you know a losing hand when you see it in action.

Written By: shark
After months and months of reading your comments, shark… I’m a freakin’ pro.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Looker, I thought that this was about “withholding commerce”.

Dale Franks:
Natalie Maines is free to spout off on politics all she wants. But it’s foolish to do so in the expectation that it won’t alienate a good portion of the country music audience, or that they won’t take exception to it, and penalize her by withholding commerce.

But, maybe she doesn’t care about that. If not, well, then carry on Ms. Maines.
But if this is about holding general contempt, then I can understand your point. And I can hold an ounce of fortune for I am not in the public spotlight… I hold “general contempt” for just about everybody. Including my customers.

Unlike the Dixie Chicks, however, I usually feign gratitude.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Pogue
I can understand the Chicks being angry with people making threats against them, every right to be.
Commerce wise, yep, if you hold your customers in contempt, no surprise should be forthcoming if your customers find out and your business falls off.
That’s what I mean by move on. They make a choice, their customers make a choice. If their new audience isn’t as big (profitable) as their last audience, oh well, that’s the price of their opinion.

Cheers to you too, one ’Texan’ to another and all.
 
Written By: looker
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I hold “general contempt” for just about everybody. Including my customers.
Really trust me Pogue, they’ll figure it out and then you won’t have any customers. Sad actually, you might want to LOVE the customers as they are paying for your Internet connection and the food that sustains you. And let’s be honest, you’re probably NOT GM so exactly how long can you hold your customers in contempt and get away with it...

HOLD IT! Pogue IS Natalie Maines... she held HER customers in contempt too... and as to "moving on" when the Twits move on so will I? I believe their current album and tour is based on "we’re not changing"... so they’re still idiots and I still hold them in contempt. The phrase is "Shut up and SING." If they do that they’d be fine, but they aren’t really interested in that are they?
 
Written By: Joe
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Pogue I don’t believe you have customers. Your Mother’s shop may have customers, but that makes them your MOM’S customers, you’re an employee.

Pogue you seem to find it easy to hold folks in contempt. You might want to work on that, seriously. Get some counselling pick up a church/parish/temple/mosque it’ll help. Plus getting older will, too. How stoopit the people were when I was 25, now I just realize I was an idiot THEN, I’m an IDIOT now, and when I’m 65 I’ll STILL be an idiot... humility it’s not just for Our Savior any more.
 
Written By: Joe
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Even you know a losing hand when you see it in action.

Written By: shark
After months and months of reading your comments, shark… I’m a freakin’ pro.
No enemies on the left, eh comrade Pogue?
 
Written By: shark
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The Decemberists have political views?

Fortunately, they seem to be able to not spew them forward in their songs, which is a tack I’d like to see more musicians take.

Dale Responds: Apparently, you’ve never listed to "16 Military Wives".
 
Written By: Sigivald
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The Decemberists have political views?
Well YEAH they launched a revolt against a Czar....
Oh hold it you mean the Decemberists...OK, that’s very different, never mind.
 
Written By: Joe
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Pogue I don’t believe you have customers. Your Mother’s shop may have customers, but that makes them your MOM’S customers, you’re an employee.
Well, I kind of do work for a mother… well, at least a lot of mothers. In my business, there is a delicate balance of really who works for who.

Joe, I’ve always found your comments to be entertaining. And in the interest of disclosure, I thought I might provide you with a photo of our employees at work just outside of my “mother’s” shop.

Talk about having contempt for just about everybody.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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You Sell to BEES? What an interesting market niche....Do you ally yourself with PETA or is their a government program empowering bees thesese or oid these bees live in NOLA and get a FEMA debit card.
 
Written By: Joe
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You Sell to BEES?
Huh!?
Bees have no legal tender, nor are they interested in trade. They’re a lot like me, they just want to be left alone.

Do you ally yourself with PETA…
Hah!
It’s funny really, most animal rights activist don’t care for me very much. Well, that’s not really fair, most reasonable people who have an affinity for all creatures great and small tend to believe that I have a noble occupation.

However, there are some that think beekeeping is equal to slaveowning.

Takes all kinds, huh?
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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"If the Dixie Chicks tour failed so badly, how would you like to trade your income for the past four months the the money earned by any one of the Dixie Chicks for the same period of time?"

I would even trade lifetime incomes with PeeWee Herman. So what?


"gel toothpaste can be part of a bomb that kills hundreds or thousands"

I would switch brands if I were you.

"War is obsolete as a way to settle differences."

*snicker*

." We don’t want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do.""

At last, a band that does requests!
 
Written By: timactual
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From a commercial point of view, it is absolutely true that the Dixie Chick’s made a mistake speaking their minds. To me, that is the coolest thing an artist can do. Sure, some of them are just stupid, and if they knew the consequences of having an opinion, they might shut up, but the artists who say what they believe, ESPECIALLY when it will likely be unpopular with their fans is always something I respect. Yes, even when it is someone’s who opinions I disagree with (you know, anyone more authoritarian than Timothy Leary).

Our talking heads keep trying to belittle artists who have opinions, and perhaps most of these are not rocket scientists, but then again, neither are the talking heads... Sean Hannity is dumb as a wet sack of hammers, but do people say that his total lack of intellect (but excellent berating, bullying, and sophistry skills) should disqualify him from having an opinion?

I have given up on the left-right thing, I just want us to move away from this police state mentality and revere actual freedom, not rhetorical freedom. If this country is ever going to move in the right direction, it will be the artists, led by the people, echoing the people, and then echoed by the people, that will lead this change.

Oh, and I know a lot of country music fans that think Toby Keith’s politics suck, but they like his music. I have little respect for people who boycott art they like for some political statement, but contrary to another poster’s assertion, country music fans DO have the right to be stupid.

Cap
 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic (yeah, that one)
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Nobody pisses and moans like you people.

I swear, for years, I always thought that it was the liberals who were the panty waste crybabies, when in fact, it was conservatives who are the ones constantly pissing and moaning about how they don’t get their way and how they are so offended at what people say and do.

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

Whenever we have some entertainer come out with a political opinion, who is that pisses and moans?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

Whenever we have a television show that displays a little too much skin, who is that pisses and moans?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

Whenever song lyrics express dissatisfaction with our current government, who is it that pisses and moans?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

What a bunch of panty waste’s you are. What a bunch of weak, insecure, sniveling, whiney babies.

Awe, is somebody saying something that you don’t like? Awe, poor baby. I’m sure that whoever disturbed your delicate sensitivities doesn’t really mean it.

Yeah, whatever, sister. Maybe you should call Oprah. Maybe Dr. Phil can set you straight.

Does somebody need a hug?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

Whenever you don’t get your prayer in school, who is it that pisses and moans?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

Awe, you can’t get your giant cross on public property? Who is it that pisses and moans?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.


Such wants. Such needs. Where to begin? Where to stop?
Ne’er have I seen a larger group of needy women, than I sometimes witness on this blog. Ne’er have I seen a larger group that needs their hands held as they somehow manage to live in a world where “lefties” run amok in the entertainment industry. How is it possible that you could survive a day constantly surrounded by the likes of George Clooney, Tim Robbins, Susan Surandon, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, and many, many more entertainers that must threaten your very existence.

How is it possible? The crushing weight of such millstones should hamper you souls to the point of excruciating agony. How do you do it?

How are you able to turn on your television?
How are you able to turn on your stereo?
How are you able to go to the theater?

Tell me the truth, now. Are you that baby in the front row that always seems to cry right about the time the movie comes to a climax?

Nobody pisses and moans like conservatives do.

 
Written By: PogueMahone
URL: http://ceilidhcowboy.typepad.com/
No Pogue me old son. In your hip and oh-so kewl libertarianism you have strayed into NOT libertarianism as so much as trite ANTI-CONSERVATISM. I’ll leave to later my substantive disagreements with some of your statements, about prayer and crosses and the like.

I’ll simply say, "No, OTHERS p*ss and moan as well as if NOT BETTER than Conservatives." You simply don’t LIKE COnservatives, so you like to P#ss and moan about THEM.

So when you actually move beyond your "contempt" and facile reasoning, you’ll begin to note that many of your statements were simply so much balderdash and foolishness.

 
Written By: Joe
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