Author Topic: Dixie Chicks recall "scary" death threat (from people like CWalker, probably)  (Read 313 times)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Natalie Maines says one of the death threats she received after criticizing President Bush three years ago was "definitely scary" because the sender "had a plan."

Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, told a London audience during a March 10, 2003, concert: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The comment was made as war was looming with Iraq, and Maines later apologized for the phrasing of her remark.

In an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EDT), Maines says one threat she received in the summer of 2003 was different from the others.

"It was definitely scary because it seemed so -- it wasn't just somebody wanting to write a hate letter," she says. "It was somebody who obviously thought they had a plan."

Emily Robison, who plays banjo and guitar in the Texas trio, says, "There was one specific death threat on Natalie. [It] had a time, had a place, had a weapon. I mean, everything. ...'You will be shot dead at your show in Dallas.' "

The band flew into Dallas, "went straight from the police cars to the stage and straight from the stage back to the police cars and back to the plane," Maines says. "So, you know, it was all surreal. But at that stage, everything was surreal."

Her London comment angered many country music fans and caused radio stations to pull Dixie Chicks music from their playlists. The Chicks said they received death threats, leading them to install metal detectors at their shows.

Today, the Chicks refuse to apologize to fans who were upset by Maines' comment.

"We don't make decisions based on that," Maines says. "We don't go, 'OK, our fans are in the red states, so I'm going to play a red, white and blue guitar and put on my I Love Bush T-shirt.'

"We're not like that because we're not politicians. We're musicians."

The band, which also includes fiddle and mandolin player Martie Maguire, echoes that sentiment in the song "Not Ready to Make Nice" on their latest album, "Taking the Long Way," slated for release May 23.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/12/people.nataliemaines.ap/index.html
 

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Why are you so obsessed with me?

And do you want a list of all the conservatives that receive death threats? What does any of that prove?
 

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Why are you so obsessed with me?

Why are you so obsessed with Muslims and immigrants?

And do you want a list of all the conservatives that receive death threats? What does any of that prove?

That right-wing jingoistic conservatives are intolerant of opposing views and react violently to them, that's what.  It's about as logical a conclusion as anything you've ever preached.
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That right-wing jingoistic conservatives are intolerant of opposing views, that's what.  It's about as logical a conclusion as anything you've ever preached.

And the exact same thing can be said about left wingers. Prominent conservatives get just as many death threats for their views. Actually they get it alot worse. Conservatives like Ward Connerly, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, etc can't even speak at colleges in the US without being accompanied by armed bodyguards due to threats they face. And when they do speak they are always protests, sit ins, they get shouted down, etc. That is at the few colleges where conservatives are even allowed to speak.All because they hold views that aren't considered acceptable on college campuses.

Why are liberals so intolerant of people with different views?
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And the exact same thing can be said about left wingers. Prominent conservatives get just as many death threats for their views. Actually they get it alot worse. Conservatives like Ward Connerly, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, etc can't even speak at colleges in the US without being accompanied by armed bodyguards due to threats they face. And when they do speak they are always protests, sit ins, they get shouted down, etc. All because they hold views that aren't considered acceptable on college campuses.

ALL prominent rich folks have armed bodyguards.  That's nothing unique to conservatives.

Yes, it may be true that colleges generally don't like them, but colleges ain't the whole world.  Do you think that if Michael Moore tried to lecture in a Southern town, he wouldn't get death threats?  Why do you think Jesse Jackson needs FOI members for security wherever he goes?  And you are aware that Ice Cube, Ice-T, and Eazy-E all faced death threats for their views, right?

Why are liberals so intolerant of people with different views?

Why are conservatives so intolerant of people with different views?
 

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So what is the point of your post if everyone who is controversial gets death threats?
 

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So what is the point of your post if everyone who is controversial gets death threats?

To mock you...by proving I can dumb down to your level.

I know quite well that not all conservatives are intolerant extremists, just as I know that not all liberals are that way.
 

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Like anyone was gonna listen to those broads anyways. If somebody's political views bother you to the point where you have to threaten them, then you're not fit for society.
 

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I like how the bitch says "We're not politicians, we're musicians" LMAO!  Then maybe you should quit making political statements dumb ass. 
 

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I like how the bitch says "We're not politicians, we're musicians" LMAO!  Then maybe you should quit making political statements dumb ass. 

Most...Retarded...Post...Ever.  A new low even for you.

So if someone isn't a politician, they're not allowed to express their feelings about politics?  Negro please.
 

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That right-wing jingoistic conservatives are intolerant of opposing views, that's what.  It's about as logical a conclusion as anything you've ever preached.

And the exact same thing can be said about left wingers. Prominent conservatives get just as many death threats for their views. Actually they get it alot worse. Conservatives like Ward Connerly, David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, etc can't even speak at colleges in the US without being accompanied by armed bodyguards due to threats they face. And when they do speak they are always protests, sit ins, they get shouted down, etc. That is at the few colleges where conservatives are even allowed to speak.All because they hold views that aren't considered acceptable on college campuses.

Why are liberals so intolerant of people with different views?

Ann Coulter?  WTF is wrong with you?  Seriously.  How can you cite trash like that as a "conservative."  You have no respect for your own ideology.  The founders would puke if they knew people were calling Ann Coulter a conservative.  She is pure entertainment.  The lady has something seriously wrong with her.... I think so do you.

Are you really able to cite her without being embarassed? Come on.
 

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I like how the bitch says "We're not politicians, we're musicians" LMAO!  Then maybe you should quit making political statements dumb ass. 

Most...Retarded...Post...Ever. A new low even for you.

So if someone isn't a politician, they're not allowed to express their feelings about politics? Negro please.

I was illustrating that she shouldn't make political statements and not expect a backlash from opposing viewpoints.  Go back and bump 50 cent.
 

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I like how the bitch says "We're not politicians, we're musicians" LMAO!  Then maybe you should quit making political statements dumb ass. 

Most...Retarded...Post...Ever. A new low even for you.

So if someone isn't a politician, they're not allowed to express their feelings about politics? Negro please.

Of course not, especially if it is against George Bush.
 

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I was illustrating that she shouldn't make political statements and not expect a backlash from opposing viewpoints.  Go back and bump 50 cent.

Death threats are not appropriate.  I'm sure CWalker agrees with me that it's wrong that the Danish cartoonists received death threats, and it's equally wrong that someone who opposes Bush should be threatened.  Especially when this dude went into so much detail.

And yes, I am bumping "Power of the Dollar" as we speak.
 

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Most of the nuts that send threats are too cowardly to try anything but every now and then you get someone nuts enough to really try something. I would fully support anything that can link a letter to it's sender. I'm all for privacy but not when it comes before safety. If everyone who was caught sending threatining letters did jail time then you'd see a whole lot less of it happening.
 

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I was illustrating that she shouldn't make political statements and not expect a backlash from opposing viewpoints.  Go back and bump 50 cent.

Death threats are not appropriate.  I'm sure CWalker agrees with me that it's wrong that the Danish cartoonists received death threats, and it's equally wrong that someone who opposes Bush should be threatened.  Especially when this dude went into so much detail.

And yes, I am bumping "Power of the Dollar" as we speak.

Ha! Nigga don't front you know your bumpin "Just a lil bit". 

Of course death threats aren't appropriate.  But she's a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that these idiots in the world will let her get away with that.  She's a country artist who does mostly appeal to the red states.  So if some sister-fuckin redneck hears a country star blast Dubya, he's gonna get heated. 

But don't sidestep like you always do...what about me illustrating that point makes it the "Most...Retarded...Post...Ever"?  (Mind you, this comes from the guy who posts about his internet beefs in the G-Spot).  I'm not defending death threats, I'm saying shes a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that she won't get some reactions out of people when she touches on these political subjects, especially considering her core audience.  You don't think somebody like Toby Keith who's a country singer (very right wing and red, and proud) who talks about the US "putting our boot in your ass" of all of America's enemies doesn't get death threats? It comes with the territory - boo fuckin hoo.
 

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Ha! Nigga don't front you know your bumpin "Just a lil bit". 

Of course death threats aren't appropriate.  But she's a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that these idiots in the world will let her get away with that.  She's a country artist who does mostly appeal to the red states.  So if some sister-fuckin redneck hears a country star blast Dubya, he's gonna get heated. 

But don't sidestep like you always do...what about me illustrating that point makes it the "Most...Retarded...Post...Ever"?  (Mind you, this comes from the guy who posts about his internet beefs in the G-Spot).  I'm not defending death threats, I'm saying shes a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that she won't get some reactions out of people when she touches on these political subjects, especially considering her core audience.  You don't think somebody like Toby Keith who's a country singer (very right wing and red, and proud) who talks about the US "putting our boot in your ass" of all of America's enemies doesn't get death threats? It comes with the territory - boo fuckin hoo.


I still stand by my statement.  Now that you've clarified, you make more sense, but your post made you come across poorly.  So yeah, it was still a retarded statement...that's not the same thing as saying you're a retarded person (though you have said a lotta stupid shit before).

As far as her criticizing Bush, yeah, she should expect a backlash, but backlash vs. death threats are two different things.  Can we now say that the Danish cartoonist should have expected death threats when he drew the Muhammad cartoons?  Under that logic, we deflect part of the blame off the person who expressed their opinion.  I don't like Real American (and I make that clear to him) and I consider him to be a piece of shit, but I would never (seriously) threaten his life.  His life isn't even worth the cost of the hollows it would take to end his existence, anyway.

"Just A Lil Bit" is my least favorite song on "The Massacre", but I still have no problem saying I like 50 Cent's music (some of it, anyway).
 

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Ha! Nigga don't front you know your bumpin "Just a lil bit". 

Of course death threats aren't appropriate.  But she's a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that these idiots in the world will let her get away with that.  She's a country artist who does mostly appeal to the red states.  So if some sister-fuckin redneck hears a country star blast Dubya, he's gonna get heated. 

But don't sidestep like you always do...what about me illustrating that point makes it the "Most...Retarded...Post...Ever"?  (Mind you, this comes from the guy who posts about his internet beefs in the G-Spot).  I'm not defending death threats, I'm saying shes a dumb bitch if she doesn't think that she won't get some reactions out of people when she touches on these political subjects, especially considering her core audience.  You don't think somebody like Toby Keith who's a country singer (very right wing and red, and proud) who talks about the US "putting our boot in your ass" of all of America's enemies doesn't get death threats? It comes with the territory - boo fuckin hoo.


I still stand by my statement.  Now that you've clarified, you make more sense, but your post made you come across poorly.  So yeah, it was still a retarded statement...that's not the same thing as saying you're a retarded person (though you have said a lotta stupid shit before).

As far as her criticizing Bush, yeah, she should expect a backlash, but backlash vs. death threats are two different things.  Can we now say that the Danish cartoonist should have expected death threats when he drew the Muhammad cartoons?  Under that logic, we deflect part of the blame off the person who expressed their opinion.  I don't like Real American (and I make that clear to him) and I consider him to be a piece of shit, but I would never (seriously) threaten his life.  His life isn't even worth the cost of the hollows it would take to end his existence, anyway.

"Just A Lil Bit" is my least favorite song on "The Massacre", but I still have no problem saying I like 50 Cent's music (some of it, anyway).

Oh shut up. Seriously.  It's just like I know that if I talk bad about 50 cent you're gonna start crying while at the same time telling everyone that the revolution is coming.  It comes with the territory.  As for your Danish cartoonist, -  newspapers/magazines do these things all the time to get a rise out of people - its called sensationalism.  Most of the time it sells articles and gets people talking.  Sometimes people boycott peacefully, sometimes violently.  Its the fucking yin and yang.  And you of all people should support the viloent boycotts considering your love of Malcolm X.
 

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Oh shut up. Seriously.  It's just like I know that if I talk bad about 50 cent you're gonna start crying while at the same time telling everyone that the revolution is coming. 

I don't have a fucking clue what point you were trying to make with this statement, but it is most def not something I would do.

It comes with the territory.  As for your Danish cartoonist, -  newspapers/magazines do these things all the time to get a rise out of people - its called sensationalism.  Most of the time it sells articles and gets people talking.  Sometimes people boycott peacefully, sometimes violently.  Its the fucking yin and yang. 

I don't suppose it occurred to you that the Dixie Chicks may have had a similar (though not identical) intention?  They did release a new album around that time, you know.

And you of all people should support the viloent boycotts considering your love of Malcolm X.

Hmmm, so you still think I'm really a militant black nationalist?

Sensationalism is also something I practice regularly in this section, my profile being a good example.  Rather than reacting to all of the ridiculous, assinine statements that Real American makes on a regular basis, I've decided to try this approach myself.
 

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i send death threats to those bitches every other month, over bullshit! who cares?
 

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I like how the bitch says "We're not politicians, we're musicians" LMAO!  Then maybe you should quit making political statements dumb ass. 

Most...Retarded...Post...Ever. A new low even for you.

So if someone isn't a politician, they're not allowed to express their feelings about politics? Negro please.

I was illustrating that she shouldn't make political statements and not expect a backlash from opposing viewpoints.  Go back and bump 50 cent.
death threats is not normal backlash.  And by your way of thinking seer should do away with this whole section of the board.
 

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Liberals are far more intolerant of people with different opinions then are conservatives. There is an epidemic at US colleges and universities of conservative speakers being shouted down and disrupted during their speaking engagaements by liberal students and faculty. And like I said above, they usually have to bring bodyguards because of threats. That doesn't happen to liberal speakers.
 

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Liberals are far more intolerant of people with different opinions then are conservatives. There is an epidemic at US colleges and universities of conservative speakers being shouted down and disrupted during their speaking engagaements by liberal students and faculty. And like I said above, they usually have to bring bodyguards because of threats. That doesn't happen to liberal speakers.

Colleges are only one example of places where such speakers go to preach.  Why do you exclusively refer to colleges?  Also, in my experience, it depends on where the school is located...we've had conservative speakers here at UNC, and there were no mass protests against their presence.

Again, this goes to show how you use a few examples to draw sweeping conclusions that are utter bullshit.
 

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Oh shut up. Seriously.  It's just like I know that if I talk bad about 50 cent you're gonna start crying while at the same time telling everyone that the revolution is coming. 

I don't have a fucking clue what point you were trying to make with this statement, but it is most def not something I would do.

It comes with the territory.  As for your Danish cartoonist, -  newspapers/magazines do these things all the time to get a rise out of people - its called sensationalism.  Most of the time it sells articles and gets people talking.  Sometimes people boycott peacefully, sometimes violently.  Its the fucking yin and yang. 

I don't suppose it occurred to you that the Dixie Chicks may have had a similar (though not identical) intention?  They did release a new album around that time, you know.

And you of all people should support the viloent boycotts considering your love of Malcolm X.

Hmmm, so you still think I'm really a militant black nationalist?

Sensationalism is also something I practice regularly in this section, my profile being a good example.  Rather than reacting to all of the ridiculous, assinine statements that Real American makes on a regular basis, I've decided to try this approach myself.

Thats a good plan.  I'm sure lots of people would lump you two in the same category anyway.  Jaded and ignorant.  Fight the power!
 

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The Dixie Chicks are a fucking joke.  Lemme tell you a little bit about the Dixie Chicks.

First, the other two members besides Natalie had a little thing going before, but couldn't find success, so they had Natalie join the group because she has a good voice.  Natalie was never country, and just joined a country group because she wasn't getting anywhere doing anything else.  The other two members are accomplished country performers with traditional country instruments (a fiddle, and a banjo).

Second, People do not listen to the Dixie Chicks to hear a political message, conservative or liberal.  They listen to the Dixie Chicks to hear good music.

Third, It was fucked up of her to go to a foriegn country and talk shit about our president.  You shouldn't do that no matter who the president is, it's a matter of respect and the people that are attracted to country music do not typically respond well when someone disrespects something patriotic, i.e. the leader of the country, democrat or republican.  I would have thought it was bullshit if she said it about Bill Clinton when he was in office.  It's disrespectful and reeks of her attempting to be popular and use the negative press and image of Bush around the world to further her own pitiful music career.

Fourth, and most importantly, the Dixie Chicks have turned their back on country music, and have said time and time again that they no longer want to be considered a country act and have and project the attitude that country music is too small for them.  They have an entirely condescending attitude towards the genre that brought them success.  Contrast that to a beautiful Canadian by the name of Shania Twain, who has sold 10 times the records the Dixie Chicks have, doesn't open her mouth about political bullshit she knows nothing about, and has successfully crossed over into Pop music.  She released three versions of her last album, one with country backing music, one with pop, and one with world beats and rhythms, and has grown well out of Country.  To this day, though, she has nothing bad to say about the genre and she has earned the respect of everyone in Nashville even though she isn't really a country artist anymore.  She's genuine, respectful, and people love her for it.  Natalie from the Dixie Chicks is just a bitter bitch who's pissed she can't run her mouth off without repurcussion.

Fifth, she makes the comment above that she doesn't play a red white and blue guitar for the republicans.  That's insinuating that the only people who are patriotic are republicans.  It illustrates that she still doesn't get the fucking point and has no clue why people think she's such a fucking moron.


She certainly has the freedom of speech, but there is no law that says that you can say whatever you want and others can't.  She said what she said, i say she's a bitch.  Where's my fucking freedom of speech?  She's a silly cunt with a half-ass voice who can't play, or write a song to save her life and relies on her backup musicians to make her music vaguely passable as boring.  If you run your mouth and put an opinion out there, others are going to disagree... and that's how you exclude people from buying your records.

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Let me sum it up for the less intelligent amongst us.  I'll give you an example.

Shania Twain.  I love her.  She's so fucking cool, great music I buy every cd she puts out.  I have no idea who she voted for.

The Dixie Chicks.  I can't stand them, and think they're silly twats who make dumbasses of themselves in other countries and then don't even have the comprehension skills to understand what everybody's so mad about.  They voted democrat.