Thursday, March 23, 2006

Post Chicklet Muse

Remember the Dixie Chicks outroar? Rush Limbaugh blabbers on about how they were crushed by the outrage of America for speaking ill of George Bush. It was a lie then and is a lie now. Truth be that the Chicks record sales jumped quite nicely while Limbaugh and O'Reilly called them traitors, but some right wingers even sent death threats to the Chicks.

What tortured reasoning does it take to threaten to kill someone for their political opinions in the one nation on this planet that was founded on the concept of free speech in the context of political opposition?

What cowardice is bubbling up when a man threatens to kill a woman for talking? Natalie Maines supposed capital offense was to say...

"He's not our President...We didn't vote for him."

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

Well the Chicks are doing alright. They all took some time off to make babies (Chicklets?) but they haven't lost their edge.

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

That is from the Dixie Chicks new CD.

You can check it out and download the song at:


Chicks Music seems to go best with pretzels, by the way.



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