The Dixie Chicks, Again


Thursday, 27 March 2008 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

I held my Board Games Meetup last week, and I don’t know how we got on this topic, but one woman said she didn’t like the Dixie Chicks. OK, I’m no major fan (I like one song), and she’s entitled to not like them. Someone playing the game asked her why. I didn’t see this answer coming.

"The Dixie Chicks are anti-American."

Huh? They said they were embarrassed that Bush was from Texas (because they’re from Texas). Lots of people say far more cutting things about Bush, and are NOT accused of treason. So I pushed this woman on it a bit.

The woman started saying that she defended their right to feel and say whatever they want. (OK, then where’s the problem here)

Finally, the woman seemed to hit on it. When the Dixie Chicks said that, this woman was way pro-Bush, and felt it was un-American to say that. Nearly 5 years later, she no longer supports Bush, but was still thinking of the Dixie Chicks as bad for what they said.

This reminds me of how people need to update things when they get new information.

It also reminds me of a commercial that ran here in the 2006 Congressional elections. The challenger ran a commercial with a stern sounding woman saying that the other candidate hung a picture of the President UPSIDE DOWN!!!! IN A TIME OF WAR!!!! I didn’t think that was so bad. It’s not like he burned a flag while peeing on it. He turned a photo upside down. Big deal.

PS: Guy didn’t get elected. And I will always think of him as the guy who hung a picture of the President upside down… in a time of war… and then I have to laugh.


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One Response to “The Dixie Chicks, Again”

  1. Mary says:

    LOL. I can’t imagine what she thinks of Kayne West…