Tuesday, December 29, 2009

IOKIYAR, Shut Up & Sing Edition

(AP) The Dixie Chicks are drawing criticism from country music fans for remarks singer Natalie Maines made about President George W. Bush during a recent performance in London.

Maines told the audience earlier this week, “Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”



Rocker TED NUGENT isn't a fan of U.S. leader BARACK OBAMA - he thinks the president should be jailed.

The Cat Scratch Fever hitmaker, a fervent Republican, insists America should be ashamed about voting in the Democrat, who took office in January (09). 

He tells Royal Flush magazine, "I think that Barack Hussein Obama should be put in jail. It is clear that Barack Hussein Obama is a communist. 

"(Former Chinese leader) Mao Tse Tung lives and his name is Barack Hussein Obama. This country should be ashamed. I wanna throw up."

”Ashamed the president is from Texas” vs “the President is a Communist who should be jailed."


One remark sparked radio station CD crushing parties, a nationwide boycott of a No. 1 album, and a grilling by Diane Sawyer normally reserved for heads of state and corporate crooks. One remark spawned a media meltdown as Nashville’s music business turned on its own, taking down its top platinum-selling act in an act of cannibalism unmatched in its severity or swiftness.

One remark dominated the news cycle for weeks, even months, and prompted this response:

Anyone want to place bets on the reaction the other remark will get?

** crickets **

If there's anything our media should be most ashamed of over the past decade, it's how they took down four entertainers for making a rather innocuous comment on stage in London.

Sarah Palin, Andy Williams, Sen. James Inhofe and now Ted Nugent seem to have forgotten that it was once treasonous to voice even a tepid criticism of the sitting U.S. president on foreign soil during war time. Bygones!

Now it’s perfectly OK to call the president a Communist and demand he be thrown in jail.

Right wing hypocrisy is a feature, not a bug. But as we close the book on the suckiest decade of my lifetime, I’d at least like to hear someone in our media/entertainment complex send the Dixie Chicks an apology.