Dixie Chicks Still Fighting Bush On New Album

Country trio the DIXIE CHICKS are planning to re-ignite their feud with US President GEORGE W BUSH in a provocative new song. The group sparked controversy when singer NATALIE MAINES publicly criticised Bush during a concert in London in 2003 - and fans staged bonfires, where they burned CDs and merchandise after calling the girls traitors. That led to Maines sobbing during an apologetic interview on US TV. But the feisty singer remains defiant and has penned new tune NOT READY TO MAKE NICE, which addresses the controversy surrounding her concert comments. Maines teamed up with former SEMISONIC frontman DAN WILSON to write the song, which begins, "Forgive, sounds good/Forget, I'm not sure I could/They say time heals everything/But I'm still waiting." The provocative track will appear on the Dixie Chicks' upcoming album TAKING THE LONG WAY HOME, which was produced by RICK RUBIN and features guest appearances from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH and guitarist MIKE CAMPBELL. The album also features the song I HOPE, which the Dixie Chicks wrote with blues star KEB' MO' as a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina last year (05).


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Exactly what are the dizzy chicks background on international, geopolitical, military, macro economics, and such issues? Oh, just about what I thought...As far as pig-snout goes, Like most americans I could care less about what she thinks about ANYTHING. but the fact remains, that as being an "good" American, you DON'T bad mouth your country, or it's Commander in Chief, on foreign soil, when war is literally about to break out ANY MINUTE! guess they can't figure that out between the three of them. If the twit sisters want the group to survive they need to start looking for lard a$$es replacement. If the three twits still think they know-all, see-all, understand-all, and are truely committed to what they claim, they should shelve the music thing (while it's still their choice) and run for political office and make real change in this country. The vote count would be very interesting, as would the political, debates on the economics, geopolitical, military issues that they would bring their vast array of knowledge to. With all their knowledge and support and BETTER IDEAS, the election process should be a piece of cake (Nat would like mmore cake). As far as Tim and Faith go, study your civics guys, the Federal govt is not the first responders in the event of a crisis, that duty falls to the local and state govt. I did'nt hear them being critical of them, guess they also didn't know much of what they speak about (being famous obviously does'nt require one to be very smart). These two have more money together than likely 98% of other americans, they both are from the south not that far from where the storm did some of it's worst damage. Where is all their support for this cause? I don't mean theyt sang a song or two in abenefit concert, I don't mean a "tax deduction of a symbolic donation, I mean, like, how many days were theyhelping rescue stranded civilians, how many hot meals did they cook for the homeless or the rescuers, how many tents did they erect, how many nights did they sleep (if they got any) in a truck because the responders gave their tent space to now homeless families, how many of the victims did they bring into their homes? Oh yeah, thats rights, the same number as the D-Twits. I don't know about Faith, but I expected more from Tim.
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The Singin' Dixie Twits are climbing all the way to Brokebank Mountain.
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Good on the Dixie Chicks! If the only people in the United States with enough intelligence and integrity to realise that the country is in a world of sht and the current administration is beaucoup responsible are actors and singers than so be it. As for those who want to listen to music and watch films that don't express an opinion they can always listen to teeney bop pop and watch re-runs of the Micky Mouse Club.
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o-fish-l ( 1) posted on 11/03/2006 17:40 comments: Why does the media never mention that Natalie Maines is married to an Iranian?The reason the media never mentioned that Natalie is married to an Iranian is because it is not an accurate statement. she is married to actor Adrian Pasdar, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and educated at the University of Central Florida. Adrian's father is Iranian and is an doctor in Philadelphia who has been in this country for over 45 years. Adrian's mother is of German decent. So based on these facts it would make Adrian an American. What is scary is statements are made with complete inaccuracy in order to make a point, even if the point is untrue. Some of us find a half truth and decide to extol them as complete facts. Incidently, Dr. Homayoon Pasdar, Natalie's father-in-law, is a contributor to the National Republican Committee, according to public records.
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Presenting for your entertainment, The new and exciting show called "Terrorist Aid". Starring Fidel Castro, George Clooney, and Sean Penn with music by the Dixie Chicks and a special guest appearance by the President of North Korea, KIM Chong-il and his business partner, former US president Jimmy Carter. Tickets may be purchased at any NPR radio station or democratic office. Please help support us in removing your freedoms, surrendering to anyone who wants to attack us, and implementing the biggest social programs ever conceived. We truly believe that there is nothing worth fighting for and why can't we all just get along? Join us in promoting the idea that socialism is the wave of the future. Since you cannot take care of yourself and you cannot make decisions for yourself, we will do it for you and you will like it! Supporting the terrorist in their attempt to overthrow United States is an important step for our future, so please buy your tickets now! PS: Hillary for President T-shirts will be available next to our mobile onsite abortion clinic and across from our legalize drugs booth. Bathing will be strictly prohibited.
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Ha Ha -- This is so funny! This girl was in London, and she put her finger to the wind, and thought she would find a sympathetic audience to Bush-bashing. She wasn't smart enough to think about the reaction of folks back home, at the time. So, when the backlash came -- and whoops! -- her career was on the line, oh, came the crocodile tears and humble apologies......Now that she is reading the polls that Bush's numbers are low, she thinks she can now be honest, and retract her insincere apology, and look like a rebel and a brave soul.In fact, she looks just like what she is: an air-headed, ungrateful, uneducated, ill-informed spoiled child. We have lots of those in the U.S. There isn't as much connection between education and affluence here as there used to be. So many idiots, so many microphones......Karen Sacandy
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The GOP is a party without principles, it is morally bankrupt while espousing morality. The GOP has squandered any standing it ever had with this corrupt and dishonest Bush administration. Knuckle draggers and idiots support the worst president in history until the end, no matter how many clusterblunders he produces. That includes the Blunder in Iraq. Bush has done nothing right. Is George Bush a member of Al Qaeda? If so, he's the most effective member since the 9/11 leader, Atta. The Chicks are trying to educate some Americans, but, as represented by some of the posts here, it is most certainly pearls before swine.
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Good rant, mapartti. However, we were discussing how contributors to this site curse. Not the Dixie chicks.
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Here's a little sample of comments I've read on here..."Dixie Pricks""Dixie Twits""Treason Chix""left-wing nut jobs""My 6 year old is more intelligent""Running her pig mouth attached right below her pig snout""leave the thinking to those with brains"and my favorite (not!)...."shut up and sing"I'm just a little awestruck at the hatred. Do you realize how you sound? I may not agree with the conservative point of view, and conservatives like Limbaugh, Colter, and Hannity can drive me a little batty if I listen to them for too long, but I don't hate them. And if the Chicks should "shut up and sing," what about Toby Keith? Or any other country artisit who has spoken out in support of this administration. You can't have it both ways. Either we all get to speak what's on our mind (which, I swear we have a little thing called the Consititution that guarantees that as a basic freedom), or we all shut up...which, I'm pretty sure is what people like Saddam, Hitler, and Mussolini would've like their people to do. To Dixiemom: Your question - "Are there any liberals who like country music?" To me, that's as offensive as asking "Are there any black people who like country music?" The question reeks of arrogance and ingnorance. Comments and questions like the ones I've cited are the reason we are so divided today. This is the kind of hatred and division the terrorists want for this country. The more divided we are, the less effective we will be in defending ourselves and defeating them. That doesn't mean we all have to agree and stand in lock step with this administration, but we should be able to talk about our disagreements in a thoughtful way. This is directed at both the liberal and conservative extremists who espouse the kind of hate talk on both sides of the political divide. Both sides are equally guilty, and if you deny that, then you might look at yourself a little more closely, because you probably fit into one of those categories.Natalie, Emily, and Martie. Keep the music going and speak out loud and proud. Those who speak in the terms of hate will never hear you, but don't let them stop you!
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I don't know why these Hollywood and other famous people think we care or want to hear what they think about political issues. If I pay to go to a concert I want to see them act or perform not give me their opinion and what they think I should believe. I have found that most of these type people are not very well informed anyway and don't live in the real world with the rest of us. I think the chicks as well as others have permanently ruined their careers by trying to use their popularity to push their views and ideas, many of which are not even theirs, they have been lobbied by political activists to make statements or have been made to believe that they are doing a great service by making this statements. I was willing to give them a second chance if they would have just dropped the issue and do what they do best SING and PLAY MUSIC but after listening to the debut song they won't get a penny from me with that attitude. I think they are going to really ruin what little career they had left.- gadget
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