Dixie Chicks: "Not Ready To Make Nice" genre: Polispeak & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The Dixie Chicks long awaited album is called Taking The Long Way. "Not Ready To Make Nice" is their response to the criticism they received for speaking out against the President in 2003.

Daniel DiRito | April 27, 2006 | 12:27 PM
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1 On April 27, 2006 at 2:04 PM, johnsnakecusak wrote —

Thanks for posting this!!
I watched it with great admiration for the statement made in the song. I loved the part in the song where they refer to the letters written to them by trolls.

Death threats, etc, are part and parcel to the ignorant following of blind partisan politics. I believe that if every voter in the country would vote independently of party, that the people in this country are good enough and smart enough not to elect a fascist regime.

Sadly, too many people will vote the party, and that is what puts us in the hands of unscrupulous politicos like GBush.

Before Bush was elected the first time, Saturday Night Live had a sketch on TV, where GBush Senior and Junior were on a hunting trip.

Senior was trying to counsel his son on how to be a President, but Junior was babbling on about insane nonsence. Finally Senior drew a bead on Junior through the crosshairs, but, then just couldnt shoot.

It ended with Senior in tears because he couldnt do what he knew that he should.

With this kind of general knowledge on the media of what kind of President GBush Junior would make, how can anyone claim that they were deceived? The American Voters were informed before the first election by many many people, it was just easier to ignore the warnings and vote the party line.

And now we pay and pay.

2 On April 27, 2006 at 2:17 PM, Daniel wrote —

John,

Thank you for your insights. It really is unfortunate that voting has seemingly come down to simple party affiliation absent sufficient thought and analysis.

Sadly, politicians have figured out how to manipulate this lack of depth on the part of the voter which leaves us where we currently find ourselves.

What I find most frightening is that it appears that hate has become a more effective tool than tolerance and understanding...hence we see complete strangers making death threats to people they know so little about...very disturbing and discouraging.

Thank you for commenting and please come back and share more of your thoughts.

Daniel

3 On April 28, 2006 at 12:57 PM, johnsnakecusak wrote —

My Website is an Official Link Neil Young's New Album, "Living With War". Listen to the complete album there! It will come up automatically.

http://www.bonewhistlegraphics.com

4 On June 4, 2006 at 9:38 PM, R wrote —

So are they against bush? or on his side?

5 On June 4, 2006 at 9:45 PM, R wrote —

Oh okay..theyre against him..I didnt listen to it clearly.

6 On April 7, 2007 at 6:51 PM, melanieR! wrote —

I love the Dixie CHicks!! They are A very talented group of women who are simply practicing one of our rights as Americans, freedom of speech. The radio stations who refused to play their music were enforcing the method of censorship. Every person has the right to say whatever they want no matter what social class, political stance, gender, race, etc. Natalie had the right to say whatever she wanted to say. Unfortunately, she was scorned simply because millions of fans listen to the Dixie Chicks' music and so the country felt that the fans would be influenced by an individuals thoughts. WEll anyways, to wrap it all up..Go Dixie Chicks! Keep playing your music! To hell with everyone who has a problem with them! woo!! P.S. Everyone shoudl watch Shut Up and Sing!! Maybe you'll learn something! ;)

7 On April 8, 2007 at 6:38 PM, Daniel wrote —

MelanieR,

Thanks for the comment. It is interesting that so many people are for free speech...but only when it relates to their own free speech; otherwise they have little problem with stifling the thoughts that they find objectionable. How unfortunate and completely arbitrary.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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