Dixie Chicks asked to perform free concert for troops...

  1. Just found this surfing Google news...

    Dixie Chicks Asked To Perform Free Show

    March 24, 2003

    American politicians are demanding the Dixie Chicks perform a free concert for troops - to show they're truly sorry about publicly criticizing US President George W. Bush.

    The group's pacifist singer Natalie Maines caused a storm of protest after telling a London audience she was "ashamed" that Bush was from the same state as the band.

    Maines has since apologized for her comment, but South Carolina politicians insist that's not enough.

    Republican Catherine Ceips introduced a resolution last week calling for the trio to perform for South Carolina troops and their families, as part of a proper apology.

    The politician says, "I think it's an olive branch to the Dixie Chicks."


    I wonder how well this would set with the troops?
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  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   semstr
    Is this for real? Or a PR- "joke"?
  4. by   deespoohbear
    house demands chicks apology

    web posted sunday, march 23, 2003

    by matthew boedy | south carolina bureau

    aiken - even after an apology, one member of the south carolina house would like to see some action from the dixie chicks.

    last week, rep. catherine ceips, r-beaufort, introduced a resolution in the house demanding an apology from the music group for a statement made by their lead singer, natalie maines, against president bush.

    mrs. ceips not only wants an apology, but she also wants the group to perform a free concert for the state's servicemen and women and their families before the scheduled start of the popular country group's next u.s. tour. that tour will begin in greenville on may 1.

    interesting to say the least....
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    Oh my... These people need to get over it.... Sorry, but I think we have worse things to worry about...
  6. by   JonRN
    When I was a soldier, it would have been like asking Jane Fonda to perform for us. If I were the troops I would boo the Ditsy Chix off the stage. Get over it? I think not. I haven't gotten over Hanoi Jane yet and still think she should face a firing squad for her treasonous acts during the unpopular war.
  7. by   Lausana
    hmm...interesting. Sounds like something they should've offered instead for good PR.

    But I have to agree with Nurs2b, they've already made themselves look foolish enough & it should be left at that.
  8. by   wv_nurse 2003
    Originally posted by JonRN
    When I was a soldier, it would have been like asking Jane Fonda to perform for us. If I were the troops I would boo the Ditsy Chix off the stage. Get over it? I think not. I haven't gotten over Hanoi Jane yet and still think she should face a firing squad for her treasonous acts during the unpopular war.
    I wondered if this wouldn't be how the troops would feel--I know it's how I would feel--I'd pass on that concert, free or not
  9. by   Stargazer
    Oh my... These people need to get over it.... Sorry, but I think we have worse things to worry about...
    God, no kidding. This is almost as important as renaming food items at the Congressional Cafeteria. Did Rep. Ceips get this wired about the negative comments from the 2 Canadian Parliament members?

    So glad to know that while the country's at war, members of Congress are busily absorbed with minutiae and their own navel lint. :stone
  10. by   hoolahan
    Stagazer, you truly have a way with words :kiss

    Can you say Bully?? What? Are we under KGB rule now, not only can she not express herself , now they "must"perform to be forgiven?? I hope they tell this guy to kiss their arse!!!
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    Gee, I'm repeating myself.... Stargazer and Hoolahan.. Hidy HO!! :chuckle
  12. by   nurse-in-boots
    Hah!!! alot of the troops have been over there since OCT (at least my brother has) and last I spoke to him (Pre-strikes) he said he didnt even know anything about the Ditsy Chix saying that. They dont get the goofy news like that. More concerned with when the war would happen.

    Guessing alot of troops are in the dark on this one. They would show, not knowing any better.
  13. by   fergus51
    This is all getting too bullyish. Why can people not just say what they think without being persecuted? And why is it such a big deal if a country singer doesn't like Bush? People need to start putting things into perspective IMHO. Stargazer said it best. They have probably already solved all the other problems in our country like unemployment and increasing access to health care so they can spend their time worrying about the Dixie Chicks' political leaning.... Where is that barfy smiley?
  14. by   hapeewendy
    I didnt realize that natalie maines was the authority on all things political ... and I didnt realize that her opinion was so valuable to the decision makers in the american government.
    I wonder if mrs Ceips wants everyone to hug a tree whilst the dixie chicks sing to the soldiers and their families?
    brrrrrrrrrrring brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring perspective phone is for you
    Ceips

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