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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Who Is The Real American?

The musician who says "Just so you know we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."

Or the person who responds to the artist by boycotting her and threatening her with death?

I think the answer is obvious, you may disagree, and that's fine. In any event, here is an editorial in the Tuscaloosa News about the Dixie Chicks. According to the author, Catfish 102.9 is the only Alabama station playing songs from their new album. (You can listen to three songs, and an interview, here). However, the only Dixie Chicks song I have ever heard was played on the best radio show in Alabama: Reg's Coffee House on WRAX. So that means two stations will play the song.

Three years ago they - gasp - criticized the president. That such an innocuous remark created such outrage is remarkable. That the anger exists three years later is even more disapointing. I guess we need to put Dubya on the list with Muhammed as men who must not be mocked.