Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ditzy 'Я' Us

*sigh*....I know there are more important matters going on in the world of greater significance to talk about...but hey, it's the weekend. And the Dixie Chicks still don't "get it". If it's attention they seek, it's attention they will get (even as their ticket sales hit the tanker), here at Sparks from the Anvil...
"It was the bullying and the scare factor," shudders banjo and guitar player Robison. "It was like the McCarthy days, and it was almost like the country was unrecognisable."
The level of debate can be gauged from the way Maines was compared to "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, who was photographed manning a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun at the height of the Vietnam war.

The Chicks can't hide their disgust at the lack of support they received from other country performers. "A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do," says Robison.

"A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism."
And I'm sick of their ultra-anti-patriotism and their pandering for listeners who are anti-Bush. How about they not impune the integrity and the patriotism of other artists? I question her ability to distinguish those who are "cashing in" on patriotism with those who are honestly patriotic and who support the troops. After all, they have "cashed in" with this new album and "defiant" publicity image, by retracting their Bush-apology. Look what Maines says next:
"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
Did'ja read that folks? Read it again. Unbelievable. The ingratitude and the ignorance. "Out of America" would be a good book for her to pick up.

Michelle Malkin weighs in.

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Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Excellent post title!!

As a fervent patriot I can't tell you how much that last quote turns my stomach. As far as I'm concerned people that have that attitude should go live in another country. Talk about ungrateful for the wonderful life she is able to have here.

Ditzy Chick Maines--Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Her and Alec Baldwin need to get together and flee to Canada or Europe!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous skye said...

Hmmm..I wonder if slumping sales of concert tickets prompted this quote from Maines?

Although, I assume the concert cancellations are due to the fact that their music SUCKS.

Hence, the skyrocketing CD sales followed quickly by cancelled concert dates...

Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

They make me sick...I feel with the tour....they should make themselves available to sing to the insurgents and the radicals (in person) in the Middle East...If they come back with their heads...their attitudes may change. Better yet, why don't they just move out of the wonderful U.S.A. They have no decency whatsoever...and have no idea how blessed they are to live in a free country. I could go on and on about these traitors.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

These Dippy Chicks deserve nothing more than a double-dipped ice cream cone from the local Dairy "Queen".. oh and don't forget extra nuts!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Their conceit is mind-blggling! For them to think that other country artist were "cashing in" by being against them?! Puh-leeze! Aside from them, country artists are notoriously patriotic and always have been. Can you say Lee Greenwood?!

Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Ok, I wouldn't go so far as to call them traitors or say they should leave the country. Americans are privileged with so much freedom to say and feel and do what they want. It's just a shame that these girls seem to have no historical context and understanding that this is a great country, and we owe everything we have to a strong military. This nation has made the world a better place...yet people on the Left often seem to want to only glorify the "sins" of our past...upon the negatives. This is why so many of the "blame-America first" "white guilt"-ridden liberals are so quick to condemn Haditha Marines and believe the worst conduct of our military at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:57:00 PM  

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