Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wouldn't it have been cool...

...if the Dixie chicks had a press release like this after their infamous out of the country quotes?

I mean, here's a good celebrity. She's probably still crazy liberal, but at least she's got her heart in the right place...and England's a decent enough place too...

Oh, and to make sure people don't get the wrong idea about this, I noticed a few weeks ago that Paltrow had allegedly said that the English were smarter than Americans...which I thought was a stupid thing to say. Then, Instapundit (no link; you know how to get there, and he didn't give me one when he used my name. Tit-for-Tat! How doya like 'dem apples?) posted a link to this post, so I checked it out. I'm glad I did, cause I don't like to be under-informed. UPDATE: The point is, I don't generally follow celebrity gossip. I have a reputation to uphold, you know! Right...next issue.


  1. She did, but nobody was listening...

    March 14th, 2003 - "We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, as a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost. I love my country. I am a proud American." --- Natalie Maines

  2. Ok, first thing, thank you anonymous. I appreciate the extra-information. And welcome to my blog; I welcome all people, of all persuasions and lifestyles, so please don't feel like you need to hide. No one will attack anyone else for their opinions here. Of course, I may attack celebrities and fools, but only in a lighthearted manner, with no malice involved. So, you're welcome to use a screen-name or whatever you want; I use my own identity, because I feel like I should stand behind the things I'm willing to say. In short, I like names, no matter how real they are, because I like to see who belongs to which idea.

    Now, on to the response to your comment.
    This isn't quite the same situation. The difference is, she actually said (and meant) the first statement, instead of being misquoted and apologizing for the confusion.

    The problem wasn't so much what she said; everyone is welcome to their own opinion, but rather the context in which it was said. She didn't say things like that in the States, because she knew that it wouldn't be well recieved, especially among the people who bought her CD's. I'm not saying that she was trying to hide her opinions, but it's certainly suspicious, and I forgive anyone who thought that she was.

    Of course people who disagree with the president can be patriotic Americans (just, they would probably have to be uninformed or crazy, I think! Sorry, joke, wrong place, I know, but I couldn't resist. I often switch back and forth from serious to jokes in the same breath, please don't misunderstand me. Usually it's in parentheses when I'm joking), and I'm sure Natalie Maines is too...it's not going to stop me or any of her former fans (though I still listen to the music) from making jokes or using her as a foil...it's just a good opportunity. Sorry.