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#101 Guest-AleisterCrowley-Guest

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 09:37 AM

^You're welcome.  I agree the debate has run its course here.

#102 Kosh

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 05:55 PM

LT waves a hand to LoP and jon. Another C&W listener here.

While the DC are not my favorites, I loved some of their stuff and was not crazy about others, I think Natalie had a right to her opinion of President Bush. I don't agree with it, but she still has that right. Our radio station did not arbitrarily decide to stop airing their music, they hosted a call in to get listener opinion. 95% or more called for them to stop playing DC music, so they stopped. If it had gone the other way, they would have continued playing it.

I myself was born in Texas and am proud of the way he has been handling his presidency so far. I am no fan of war, but I do try and support my president. Sometimes war is a necessary thing.

I don't want to get off the track again, but I fail to understand how these people who are opposed to war and killing are mostly the same people who think nothing of aborting an unborn child~thereby killing the helpless unborn child who cannot defend itself.

Oh, and jon, I really love all that 'old' stuff, wish there was a station around that played it.

Edited: Lil, that redneck crack was really uncalled for. While I happily admit to being a redneck, (and we are not all as backward and ignorant as we are portrayed), the context in which you used it appears to be discriminatory, degrading and insulting. If that was not the intent, then you have my apologies.

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 06:05 PM

LTA, on Apr 21 2003, 06:39 AM, said:

SNIPLT waves a hand to LoP and jon. Another C&W listener here.

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 06:14 PM

No, LoP, you are not alone, and yes he was DaMan!!

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 06:23 PM

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Finally someone figures out that Maines didn't say word one about the freakin' war, she said she was ashamed that George W. was from Texas.
No anti-war comments at all,

Gee, I don't like Texas, either, and am part-Texan. :wideeyed: My maternal grandfather was Texan and evil; my Mom spent time in Texas, saw mostly the worst aspects of Texas. She *hates* Texas and never went back. (She was born in California, anyway. She also lived back East, but enjoyed most of that.) She, well, trained me to distrust Texas...

Frankly, since certain Texans (Bush, for example) appear to want  to destroy California, I think I have a right to my own feelings about Texas. They certainly have attitude toward California, which is apparently the Right Way to Think, but insulting Texas is Evil. Whatever.
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Posted 21 April 2003 - 07:58 PM

Who talked about destroying California?


Folks can say what they want but as the point that was not discussed. Do we (those who do not like the DC for thier statements) have to buy their products? I do I have to buy lipton tea?             No.

I can hold the DC's and the other spokemen like Tim Robbins  and say I agree you have the right to speak but I do not have to go to your movies or buy products you advertise. If that's blacklisting I would why becasue you have seen that folks might not be open to the idea of supporting you.
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Posted 21 April 2003 - 11:54 PM

Hey, I just looked at the Billboard country chart and guess what?  The Dixie Chicks are at #1.  That's after having had their album out for 33 weeks and being targetted for boycotting for close to a month.  It would seem that this backlash against them is largely hype and little substance.  A few cranky dee-jays and talk radio screamers in the Clear Channel echo chamber does not a mass movement make.

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P.S.  Oh yeah, take a look at what happened to "Bowling for Columbine" and "Stupid White Men" sales after Michael Moore's infamous Oscar speech.  Yep, they went up.
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Posted 22 April 2003 - 01:18 AM

^^^Which just goes to prove the old adage, "Any press is good press.". :D  :yin-yang:
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Posted 22 April 2003 - 07:34 AM

Here's a E! Online article on Susan Sarandon movie that aired last night that has info on the current state of the Dixie Chicks that very similar to what Zack just posted http://www.eonline.c...1,11655,00.html  :rolleyes:

I do want to state that I think the article is very wrong on why Ms. Sarandon's movie didn't do well last night. I think "Ice Bound" was simply the odd duck out. The movie, which I saw part of because I simply forgot it was on (after planning to watch it for over a week ( :( ). I also forgot about Helen of Troy airing and that sucker was overhyped online, IMO), was very good and I'm going to keep a eye out for it when it re-runs :) .

However, the competition was strong last night on both broadcast and cable networks (I did manage to remember to tape what I wanted to see on The History Channel during its second run, while watching some stuff on HGTV as well - IMHO there really was way to much new stuff airing last night) and I think jumping to the conclusion that the movie did poorly because Ms. Sarandon was in it, is grasping at straws.


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PS: IMO watching The Ten Commandments is a tradition in the U.S., similar watching Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer or The Wizard of Oz each year and for E! to be surprised it's still doing well after all these years is pretty baffling as well  :eek:  [I also think some people think watching The Ten Commandments is a substitute for going to church or to the synagog, which is kind of scary IMO  :eh: ]

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 08:41 AM

Also, I don't think there was enough actual story, even with Susan Sarandon in the lead role to support a full length movie about this event. It was pretty simple once you look at it, the doctor performed her own cancer treatment because she couldn't be airlifted out. It just felt kind of thin to me and not that interesting. If I want to know about this I'll read a book or article about it or see the documentary, not a network channel's attempt at telling a fictionalized account of it.
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