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2012-07-01 10:53:19 AM  
Ah, Russia, nice to have you back in near top form. I look forward to a renewed cold war.

The USSR made us look good.
 
rpl
2012-07-01 10:54:11 AM  
Corrupt Czar vs Rabid Bolshies. How original.

/hates repeats
 
2012-07-01 11:09:06 AM  
 
2012-07-01 11:22:10 AM  

bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?


"I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Merle Hagggard, July 25, 2003).

And anyone who says "who the fark is Merle Haggard" can suck my hound dog's dick.
 
2012-07-01 11:29:42 AM  

bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?


As of 2011, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way-which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year-and "Not Ready to Make Nice", a single from that album. By July 2010, with 30.5 million certified albums sold,[3] and sales of 26,733,000 albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era.[4]
 
2012-07-01 11:29:56 AM  

BMulligan: bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?

"I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Merle Hagggard, July 25, 2003).

And anyone who says "who the fark is Merle Haggard" can suck my hound dog's dick.


Ted Haggard's wife?

j/k.

But in all seriousness, it's nice to see that liberal super-minority in country music shining through the undulated gordian knot of cousin f*cking morons.
 
2012-07-01 11:39:16 AM  

Mrtraveler01: praymantis: Sabyen91: gimmegimme: Sabyen91: gimmegimme: I'm just glad that Americans are nothing like the Russians with respect to such things.

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Yeah, it sucked when they were arrested.

I didn't say we were the same as the Russians. I said we were like them.

We? Maybe the right wing losers...

The Dixie Chicks have no one to blame but themselves. They forgot who their audience was said some things that were insulting to that audience and then biatched about it when the record sales dropped and no one wanted to hear them on the radio. Rule number 1 don't piss off the people who buy your CDs,

I'm fairly liberal (especially for MO standards) and even I knew that was a stupid move.

One of the top rules in marketing: Never piss off your target audience.


Yes, because nothing is more important than keeping the mouth-breathers from buying your records. And no artist ever had trouble becoming whatever their mouth-breathing fans wanted them to be.

Actually, I would go so far to say that if the mouth-breathers who bought their records didn't know their political leanings from the songs they were singing, they weren't really their target audience.
 
2012-07-01 11:42:59 AM  

BMulligan: bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?

"I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Merle Hagggard, July 25, 2003).

And anyone who says "who the fark is Merle Haggard" can suck my hound dog's dick.


That's sort of surprising in light of "Okie from Muskogee"...until you realize that "Okie from Muskogee" was basically a satire.
 
2012-07-01 11:45:50 AM  

coeyagi: BMulligan: bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?

"I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Merle Hagggard, July 25, 2003).

And anyone who says "who the fark is Merle Haggard" can suck my hound dog's dick.

Ted Haggard's wife?

j/k.

But in all seriousness, it's nice to see that liberal super-minority in country music shining through the undulated gordian knot of cousin f*cking morons.


yeah there's a few of us. it's sad when so many of the artists feel the need to unnecessarily invoke overt religion or jingoism into their music to push sales.

Jesus should put a boot in their ass and then stick a flag in it.
 
2012-07-01 11:51:51 AM  

Hobodeluxe: bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?

As of 2011, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way-which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year-and "Not Ready to Make Nice", a single from that album. By July 2010, with 30.5 million certified albums sold,[3] and sales of 26,733,000 albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era.[4]


But the Dixie Chicks don't get invited on Fox & Friends so low-information conservatives (yes, redundant, I know) think they boycotted them out of existence.
 
2012-07-01 11:52:39 AM  

IlGreven: Yes, because nothing is more important than keeping the mouth-breathers from buying your records. And no artist ever had trouble becoming whatever their mouth-breathing fans wanted them to be.

Actually, I would go so far to say that if the mouth-breathers who bought their records didn't know their political leanings from the songs they were singing, they weren't really their target audience.


I didn't say the target audience was smart.
 
2012-07-01 11:54:54 AM  

IlGreven: Actually, I would go so far to say that if the mouth-breathers who bought their records didn't know their political leanings from the songs they were singing, they weren't really their target audience.


Like anyone actually listens to the lyrics.

Otherwise why do they play Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" when they're shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July.

Because that song is far from patriotic/jingoistic.
 
2012-07-01 11:59:08 AM  
charges of hooliganism

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"Hooliganism ain't worth one wit, my fellow. One...WIT. Let us not bring this situation to the point of fisticuffs, else you wind up a pig in a mire."

/Russia: Moving Forward to a Better Backwards
 
2012-07-01 12:06:49 PM  
Pussy Riot may be giving me a root rebellion.

Check out those mask. They look something like passengers in the High Occupancy Lane.
 
2012-07-01 12:19:00 PM  
PrayMantis- The Dixie Chicks have no one to blame but themselves. They forgot who their audience was said some things that were insulting to that audience and then biatched about it when the record sales dropped and no one wanted to hear them on the radio. Rule number 1 don't piss off the people who buy your CDs,


Actually, that isn't really what happened so much. It wasn't a bottom-up, grass roots movement to get them off the radio by fans (or former fans) nearly so much as it was a top-down corporate movement by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. to stifle just about anyone who was critical of Bush and the War. If you were critical of Bush, the War or Republican's in general, you almost certainly weren't going to get much headway or put your opinion across the air with Clear Channel during that time.

BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.
 
2012-07-01 12:38:44 PM  

lawboy87: PrayMantis- The Dixie Chicks have no one to blame but themselves. They forgot who their audience was said some things that were insulting to that audience and then biatched about it when the record sales dropped and no one wanted to hear them on the radio. Rule number 1 don't piss off the people who buy your CDs,


Actually, that isn't really what happened so much. It wasn't a bottom-up, grass roots movement to get them off the radio by fans (or former fans) nearly so much as it was a top-down corporate movement by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. to stifle just about anyone who was critical of Bush and the War. If you were critical of Bush, the War or Republican's in general, you almost certainly weren't going to get much headway or put your opinion across the air with Clear Channel during that time.

BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.


Exactly.
 
2012-07-01 12:41:08 PM  

lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.


I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.
 
2012-07-01 12:41:21 PM  

swahnhennessy: Sabyen91: Russian is Russian. Painful to read.

Zamyatin, Bulgakov and Nabokov beg to differ. But I give you Dostoyevsky. There's a reason the only novel anyone finishes by him is Crime and Punishment, maybe The Idiot. But it is traditional to only get partway into The Brothers Karamazov or have good intentions concerning Notes from Underground.


Speak for yourself. I personally think Crime and Punishment is a little tedious, The Brothers Kamarazov a masterpiece, and The Idiot sublime. Plus Dostoevsky's short work is excellent, especially Poor Folk, The Gambler, and yes, Notes from the Underground. I'm more than happy to read my Dostoevsky, thanks very much.

I also think Nabokov, that arch-critic of Dostovesky, wrote beautiful but ultimately indulgent, superficial novels. Still, I'm not going to insist that people are only pretending to enjoy Pale Fire.
 
2012-07-01 12:43:31 PM  
Brothers Karamazov, damnit. I have a weird form of dyslexia that only seems to apply to that particular name.
 
2012-07-01 12:43:49 PM  

Alphax: lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.

I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.


I dunno. The oldies station they run here in St. Louis isn't half bad.
 
2012-07-01 12:48:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Alphax: lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.

I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.

I dunno. The oldies station they run here in St. Louis isn't half bad.


KLOU? Eh, I'm 41, and that stuff's too old for me..
 
2012-07-01 12:53:55 PM  

Alphax: Mrtraveler01: Alphax: lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.

I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.

I dunno. The oldies station they run here in St. Louis isn't half bad.

KLOU? Eh, I'm 41, and that stuff's too old for me..


Too old? I'm 24 and I listen to it. :P

That and KSHE and K-HITS and NPR, and 101ESPN and of course KMOX for the Cardinals
 
2012-07-01 12:58:51 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Alphax: Mrtraveler01: Alphax: lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.

I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.

I dunno. The oldies station they run here in St. Louis isn't half bad.

KLOU? Eh, I'm 41, and that stuff's too old for me..

Too old? I'm 24 and I listen to it. :P

That and KSHE and K-HITS and NPR, and 101ESPN and of course KMOX for the Cardinals


I haven't checked back with KLOU in a while, but it was 50's and early 60's stuff, last I heard.
 
2012-07-01 01:32:38 PM  

Alphax: Mrtraveler01: Alphax: Mrtraveler01: Alphax: lawboy87: BTW, Clear Channel is now part of Bain Capital.

I did not know that.. though I had a low enough opinion of Clear Channel in the first place.

I dunno. The oldies station they run here in St. Louis isn't half bad.

KLOU? Eh, I'm 41, and that stuff's too old for me..

Too old? I'm 24 and I listen to it. :P

That and KSHE and K-HITS and NPR, and 101ESPN and of course KMOX for the Cardinals

I haven't checked back with KLOU in a while, but it was 50's and early 60's stuff, last I heard.


Wow that was a while ago. They seem to play more 60's and 70's music now.
 
2012-07-01 01:50:46 PM  

gimmegimme: I'm just glad that Americans are nothing like the Russians with respect to such things.

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Pussy Riot puts its money where it's mouth is. Saw them when they played in Estonia.

Hey, whatever happened to the Dixie Chicks? Pissing off your fans; well done.
 
2012-07-01 02:14:17 PM  
What a pussy known in US Orthodox circles may look like. Difficulty: no riot.

www.wchstv.com
 
2012-07-01 02:58:31 PM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 280x276]

Time to call In the Pussy Control


Thinkin' the EXACT same thing.
 
2012-07-01 02:59:38 PM  

Sabyen91: Russian is Russian. Painful to read.


In other words, you have poor taste and don't like to think.
 
2012-07-01 03:00:33 PM  

coeyagi: BMulligan: bwilson27: Who the fark are the Chixie Dicks?

"I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Merle Hagggard, July 25, 2003).

And anyone who says "who the fark is Merle Haggard" can suck my hound dog's dick.

Ted Haggard's wife?

j/k.

But in all seriousness, it's nice to see that liberal super-minority in country music shining through the undulated gordian knot of cousin f*cking morons.


Weird, right? When did that happen? What the fark happened to groups like The Highwaymen?? (I mean I know literally, but on a more conceptually level)

/My dad blames Urban Cowboy and Garth Brooks.
 
2012-07-01 04:02:07 PM  
"Their actions insulted me, because I'm religious," said Alexander Ivanov

This is the dumbest statement I have seen in some time. Congrats Alexander.
 
2012-07-01 04:36:48 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Hey, whatever happened to the Dixie Chicks?


Several Number One albums and singles (including the sixth-best selling album of 2007), a bunch of awards (including a five-category sweep at the 2007 Grammy Awards) -- their career was obviously destroyed by the 2003 controversy.

Moran.
 
2012-07-01 06:23:45 PM  
planetpreterist.com


Knows something about revolutions consisting of pussies....
 
2012-07-01 09:34:37 PM  

swahnhennessy: Bulgakov


Thank you for your defense of Bulgakov. "Master and Margarita" is one of my all-time favorites - funny, sly, moving. His "Dog's Heart" isalso a classic movie in Russia.

/Cool story, bratka -
For 3 years in the late '90s I lived a couple blocks from Patriarch's Ponds, the opening scene in "Master." My office overlooked the Ponds, too. The cafe on the first floor was called "Margarita's" and had a psychadelic door painting of black cats and devils.

Bulgakov's former apartment in the same area was a kind of unoffical shrine, graffiti'd inside and out by fans. I heard that it's become more" official" recently.
 
2012-07-01 11:06:15 PM  

gimmegimme: Sabyen91: gimmegimme: I'm just glad that Americans are nothing like the Russians with respect to such things.

[img2-1.timeinc.net image 308x396]

Yeah, it sucked when they were arrested.

I didn't say we were the same as the Russians. I said we were like them.


In exactly what way were we 'like them'? I don't recall them ever being brought up on charges, ever being detained for one minute. The staged a publicity stunt to piss off some people and sell records, then everyone's life went on unabated. I see no parallels.
 
2012-07-02 03:44:19 AM  
Merle Haggard was asked if he mellowed out any re that song. He answered "Well, I'm seldom in Muscogee." Very funny moment.
 
2012-07-02 11:41:58 AM  
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