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SelesFan70
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:32 PM
"And while sources say sisters Emily and Martie share many of Natalie's anti-George W. Bush views, they feel her public rants have taken the focus off their music.".

No shit! They are just realizing this? :rolleyes: They should have just told her to "SHUT UP AND SING!" :lol:

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/63733

Rocketta
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Yeah, like anyone believes the Enquirer. :lol: I'm talking about the why they are splitting up not the fact that they may be splitting up.

Anyway, they went on Oprah and said they agreed that they could their own way anytime any one of them wanted to.

They seemed to be disallusioned with country music radio and the fans. The sisters who were no where near as demonstrative as Natalie were supportive of her right to say that. Actually they said if they knew it was going to be such an uproar, they wished they would've said more than 'I'm embarrased that the president is from Texas.'

but if it makes you feel better believe that they broke up over this and not the fact that all three are married and have either 3 or 2 young children each. :shrug:

Infiniti2001
Dec 13th, 2006, 06:07 PM
The sisters were nothing until Natalie joined the group ---- Oh well!

SelesFan70
Dec 13th, 2006, 06:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktNs6RSzHZI

:haha:

Drake1980
Dec 13th, 2006, 07:27 PM
:eek:

wta_zuperfann
Dec 13th, 2006, 07:57 PM
not much talk about it here:


http://www.dixiechicks.com/

Helen Lawson
Dec 13th, 2006, 08:49 PM
It's not my kind of music at all, but I feel like the blonde one with the racoon eyes is nuts (is she the one who trashes Bush?) I mean, she just looks crazy in the face.

Helen Lawson
Dec 13th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Yeah, like anyone believes the Enquirer. :lol: I'm talking about the why they are splitting up not the fact that they may be splitting up.

Anyway, they went on Oprah and said they agreed that they could their own way anytime any one of them wanted to.

They seemed to be disallusioned with country music radio and the fans. The sisters who were no where near as demonstrative as Natalie were supportive of her right to say that. Actually they said if they knew it was going to be such an uproar, they wished they would've said more than 'I'm embarrased that the president is from Texas.'

but if it makes you feel better believe that they broke up over this and not the fact that all three are married and have either 3 or 2 young children each. :shrug:

Hon, the Enquirer is TOTALLY reliable, at least for the rags it is. They sometimes make stuff up or fabricate a nothing story behind a misleading headline, but they're generally right. When mine comes this week (I've been reading it for 20 years), I'll read the article and see if it looks reliable to me. The only one they totally tricked me on was the Celine Dion being pregnant story, that read like a true story.

samsung101
Dec 13th, 2006, 08:58 PM
Natalie is the one with the talent and the voice.
She is the sound of the group.
She'll be just fine w/o the other two, and be
a success for years to come.
She has an incredible sound. I liked it.
Have two of their older CD's.

The Dixie Chicks will split not because of Bush or the
controversy or anything else but good old fashioned
money.....

Natalie is money.
She's the one with the voice that sells CD's.
Not the other two.



The controversy brought them fame they never had before.

They've loved it.
They've enjoyed it.
They've made lots of money from it.



Boy, dissent in the USA sure is a pain isn't it? It makes you rich.
Unless you dissent when a Democrat is President, then, you're
a right wing nut job. Anyway.............

I think she has the mental IQ of a walnut on the
ground. I think she milked her words in England
for all that anyone could - to the tune of several
million dollars. Free speech goes both ways. She
is free to say what she wants, more power to her.
Those who disagreed with her, are also free to express
their feelings- and many did so with their pocketbooks.

Insulting the fan base, as she did many times with
swipes at Reba and Toby and country music fans,
that was her right too. As it was the right of many
fans to say, nice music, but, no thanks to buying CD's.


White Trash Wedding, Earl Has To Die, Cowboy Take Me Away,
their version of Landslide...good stuff.

Wouldn't bother to buy anything more recent though.

miffedmax
Dec 13th, 2006, 10:45 PM
The Dixie Chicks have been going downhill ever since "Thank heaven for Dale Evans."

JMHO, of course.

Qrystyna
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:41 PM
No shit! They are just realizing this? :rolleyes: They should have just told her to "SHUT UP AND SING!" :lol:



You only wish! :wavey: I'm glad she isn't afraid to speak her mind about the neo-fascist warmonger Bush. :kiss:

Barrie_Dude
Dec 13th, 2006, 11:47 PM
You only wish! :wavey: I'm glad she isn't afraid to speak her mind about the neo-fascist warmonger Bush. :kiss:
But when I go to a concert, I am paying to hear some music, I am not paying to hear someones political rantings. I am a bit different, perhaps, but I expect my entertainers to be entertaining. I hear enough about the real world during the course of my day. I want to escape briefly on occasion by going to a concert among other things. When someone starts "politicizing", I get really annoyed. And that is regardless of whether or not I agree with them.

Qrystyna
Dec 14th, 2006, 12:54 AM
But when I go to a concert, I am paying to hear some music, I am not paying to hear someones political rantings. I am a bit different, perhaps, but I expect my entertainers to be entertaining. I hear enough about the real world during the course of my day. I want to escape briefly on occasion by going to a concert among other things. When someone starts "politicizing", I get really annoyed. And that is regardless of whether or not I agree with them.

Well, I do agree that when it comes to concerts that fans are paying for, they should just perform and leave the politics out of it... but if they want to bash Bush in the media or wherever else, it's fine and dandy. :p

wta_zuperfann
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:20 AM
A couple of weeks ago one of those gossip rags (perhaps it was the Enquirer?) reported that Bush and his wife were also splitting. Didn't happen, though.

No truth at all to the stories from those rags but they sure grab your attention.

wta_zuperfann
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:22 AM
Natalie is the GODDESS!


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/173139_maines_l.jpg




http://www.dixiechicksfans.net/natalie/natalie04.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:23 AM
I will not believe this untill i see it in STAR :lol: :p

LoveFifteen
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:26 AM
But when I go to a concert, I am paying to hear some music, I am not paying to hear someones political rantings. I am a bit different, perhaps, but I expect my entertainers to be entertaining. I hear enough about the real world during the course of my day. I want to escape briefly on occasion by going to a concert among other things. When someone starts "politicizing", I get really annoyed. And that is regardless of whether or not I agree with them.

Yes, damn her for speaking about a war that's killed tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis!!! We just want more music about white trash break-ups!!! :o

NJjeff
Dec 14th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Her husband from the show Heroes is hot too!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 14th, 2006, 04:36 AM
It was over the day that one "chick" spoke her mind about Bush.

BUBI
Dec 14th, 2006, 11:40 AM
But when I go to a concert, I am paying to hear some music, I am not paying to hear someones political rantings. I am a bit different, perhaps, but I expect my entertainers to be entertaining. I hear enough about the real world during the course of my day. I want to escape briefly on occasion by going to a concert among other things. When someone starts "politicizing", I get really annoyed. And that is regardless of whether or not I agree with them.

I wouldn't even call it "politicizing". Being anti-war is only a humane thing to do.. It shouldn't annoy anybody.

BUBI
Dec 14th, 2006, 11:41 AM
Natalie is the GODDESS!


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/173139_maines_l.jpg




http://www.dixiechicksfans.net/natalie/natalie04.jpg
I love her voice :worship:

Lord Nelson
Dec 14th, 2006, 12:38 PM
I can't blame the sisters. Imagine the Van Halens being supplanted by the singer from 1984. Forgot his name but he is the chap who sings, 'Jump'. The van halens control the group. The brothers of AC/DC and Oasis also control the group. So the sisters of this group must have wanted control as well.

Barrie_Dude
Dec 14th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Well, I do agree that when it comes to concerts that fans are paying for, they should just perform and leave the politics out of it... but if they want to bash Bush in the media or wherever else, it's fine and dandy. :p
Everyone enjoys freedom of speech and has a right to their opinion. I wonder, however, if celeberties abuse their postion, sometimes. And, just for the record, I am not a Bush supporter. Its just that I find it offensive to turn on my TV and see every two bit celebirty be given a forum to spout their particular political rhetoric. It is enough that I have to listen to the crap out of Washington and Ottawa. I don't need more of it from these celebirty types that think they have all the answers.

samsung101
Dec 14th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Natalie has all the talent in the group. I think she is
clearly the star. There's really no doubt about that.

However, alone before joining the group, she wasn't
successful, neither were the sisters w/o her.

I think Natalie will be a star w/o them now that everyone
knows who she is.


She wants to do the obvious- go out on her own.
Like other famous stars have done. Why not.



I think their political sentiments have little to do with the break
up, if it happens. It's money and fame and ego. Same old
Hollywood things that happen to groups.



Their political stances - lame as they express them most of the time
if you've heard them talk - have not hurt them much. They still made
millions and millions. No group stays on top forever. Madonna doesn't
make as much in CD sales as she did 10 years ago. Not every CD is
as big as the 'biggest' one they ever had. Can't be. Slam a huge part
of the audience you once had for being nitwits, and hey, some of
those nitwits will buy Carrie Underwood or RAscal Flats instead of
The Dixie Chicks next time they drive their Ford pick up with the gun
rack over on to Wal Mart.





It was very inhumane for there to be a war to end slavery,
Nazism, Fascism, and Communism....bad, bad, bad..............

Barrie_Dude
Dec 14th, 2006, 04:52 PM
I wouldn't even call it "politicizing". Being anti-war is only a humane thing to do.. It shouldn't annoy anybody.
It is politicizing, trust me! They are giving us their political opinions. Now, I am not a suppoter of the Iraq war, but I really don't need to hear every two bit celebities position on it, or any other issue. IO deal with enough diffucult issues everyday at work. I do not want to turn on my TV, expecting to be entertained, and listen to it!

roooobert
Dec 14th, 2006, 04:57 PM
its ridiculous that the american people got upset after her comment. americans only like democracy when democracy suits them..

Helen Lawson
Dec 14th, 2006, 05:09 PM
I read the hard article last night. My take and based on my experience with the Enquirer, they are breaking up, or at a minimum, considering it. In my opinion, the Enquirer is only guessing as to the reason.

BUBI
Dec 14th, 2006, 06:16 PM
It is politicizing, trust me! They are giving us their political opinions. Now, I am not a suppoter of the Iraq war, but I really don't need to hear every two bit celebities position on it, or any other issue. IO deal with enough diffucult issues everyday at work. I do not want to turn on my TV, expecting to be entertained, and listen to it!

Is it really wrong for an artist to tell her opinion? Some even say that all art is political...

And wasn't it just one concert (in London!) when Natalie said something about Bush and the pro-war press went crazy over it! It's not something that Natalie is actively trying to push through the press. Correct me if I'm wrong.

ToeTag
Dec 14th, 2006, 06:38 PM
The controversy brought them fame they never had before.

They've loved it.
They've enjoyed it.
They've made lots of money from it.
They were already famous before the controversy.
They did not love or enjoy getting death threats, and having their music pulled from radio stations
They made more money before. It's hard to sell cd's when radio stations do not play your music.

wta_zuperfann
Dec 14th, 2006, 08:23 PM
its ridiculous that the american people got upset after her comment. americans only like democracy when democracy suits them..



Correction if you please: only certain highly vocal Americans are that way. It is no secret that the vast majority of Americans oppose :devil: Bush's:devil: criminal war of imperialistic terrorism. If fact, it has been reported that a higher percentage of Americans have objected to the war on Iraq than they did to the war on Vietnam. And we absolutely LOVE the :angel: Chicks!:angel:




:hearts: Chicks rule!:kiss:

Black Mamba.
Dec 14th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Last time I read the enquirer they were talking about some half man half wolf guy in Arkansas.

Helen Lawson
Dec 15th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Last time I read the enquirer they were talking about some half man half wolf guy in Arkansas.

Hon, I think you're mixing up the Enquirer with the Weekly World News. The Weekly World News is not reliable, though has good entertainment value. Past stories from Weekly World News:
(1) George Washington was a lesbian named Jane.
(2) Laura Bush and Teresa Heinz-Kerry had a three way with a space alien in a hot tub (picture included).
(3) A woman in Russia had a 40-pound cat and she put it on the "Catkins Diet" and it lost weight. It had previously been living on pizza.

samsung101
Dec 15th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Without You is one of their best.

Really, Natalie will be fine.
She'll be Sheryl Crow-esque, and things like that.
She's got the voice.

We'll see who really had the songwriting talent though,
if they split up.