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(Rolling Stone)   Country music's strong ties to the NRA are ripping apart in the wake of the Vegas terror attack   ( rollingstone.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 09:44:37 AM  
Strong ties to being proud of being ignorant are hard to fade.
 
2017-10-06 09:54:51 AM  
Im doubtful anything meaningful will change.   Sorry to feel so pessimistic about it, but if dead children won't bring common sense to them, why would I expect it of them now.  Oh, and "What you're seeing with the country music community right now is that everybody is just laying low," says Don Cusic, professor of music industry history at Belmont University in Nashville. "They are stalling for time."

Stalling for time.   They are just waiting for the anger to calm down again, and it will be business as usual.
 
2017-10-06 10:35:54 AM  
It's going to take more than a little shooting to separate those shiat kickin' hicks from their toys.
 
2017-10-06 10:54:07 AM  
They'll get over it
 
2017-10-06 11:02:17 AM  
"I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever
 
2017-10-06 11:04:58 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


I think we're done here
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2017-10-06 11:13:15 AM  
This is not country.
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Just knock it off.
 
2017-10-06 11:29:11 AM  
If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of white kids didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...
 
2017-10-06 12:22:25 PM  

hubiestubert: If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of rich white kids in hoity-toighty Connecticut didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...


FTFY.  And that explains it, unfortunately.
 
2017-10-06 12:22:37 PM  

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


But he's wearing a pseudo-cowboy hat!  And they have southern accents!  I bet they have fiddle samples in some songs too.  How much more country can you get?
 
2017-10-06 12:22:50 PM  
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2017-10-06 12:25:08 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


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"Don't care, had abortion."
 
2017-10-06 12:26:59 PM  

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


Exactly.
 
2017-10-06 12:40:40 PM  
The performers in country music have always trended more liberal (or moderate, at least) than the fan base.
 
2017-10-06 12:41:47 PM  
I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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2017-10-06 12:47:03 PM  
Phhhh... whatever. In two months - TOPS - it'll be back to normal. They'll be back to selling a southern accent and "gee-tar" in pop music happily alongside the NRA for that peculiar American mythology/marketing ploy for dullards that is the yokel pride thing. The dummies eat that shiat up. Big moneymaker.

Probably even less than two months. I might be being optimistic there.
 
2017-10-06 12:49:29 PM  
It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.
 
2017-10-06 12:50:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: Phhhh... whatever. In two months - TOPS - it'll be back to normal. They'll be back to selling a southern accent and "gee-tar" in pop music happily alongside the NRA for that peculiar American mythology/marketing ploy for dullards that is the yokel pride thing. The dummies eat that shiat up. Big moneymaker.

Probably even less than two months. I might be being optimistic there.


Yeah, they'll be back in lock-step very soon. It is their nature.
 
2017-10-06 12:52:21 PM  

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


They must spend a lot of time on their knees.
 
2017-10-06 12:55:27 PM  

ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.


If there agenda is sensible gun laws then who cares.  What's your point?
 
2017-10-06 12:56:37 PM  
This is like the corporation CEO suddenly deciding to fly the rainbow flag on the company flagpole when his 22 year old son comes out.
 
2017-10-06 12:57:32 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


This pretty much sums up the conservative philosophy. Nothing more to be said here.
 
2017-10-06 01:03:52 PM  
There is no ideology in modern country. It's all manufactured image and they're basically pretty-boy bands and pop stars.  Whatever way the wind blows they will follow.
 
2017-10-06 01:12:45 PM  

hubiestubert: If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of white kids didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...


People do think about mental health alright, but is about how to profit on it not about how to make it any better or keep the community safe.  All the SSRI drugs they have been passing out like candy can have the side effect of making people want to kill them selves and others for no real particular reason other than an uncontrollable urge.  Pharmaceutical companies have the money and media connections to not just push back but control the narrative.  You don't see ads for guns during every commercial break.
 
2017-10-06 01:13:31 PM  

RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.
 
2017-10-06 01:18:49 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


Well, some people are just thick-headed that way. The truly dense ones that refuse to change their beliefs even after it does affect them are the ones we need to shoot into the sun.
 
2017-10-06 01:19:48 PM  

Farker Soze: There is no ideology in modern country. It's all manufactured image and they're basically pretty-boy bands and pop stars.  Whatever way the wind blows they will follow.


Make country great again, like in good old times when they shot people just to watch them die
 
2017-10-06 01:20:59 PM  

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


The same basic principle is at work here.

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2017-10-06 01:22:36 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


I doubt any of those artists would have had this epiphany, had Paddock followed his initial plan of shooting Lollapalooza.

/and how the heck does my phone's autocorrect knows the word Lollapalooza?
 
2017-10-06 01:42:19 PM  
"Blackberry Smoke and Sunny Sweeney"

Country music acts or Harry Potter universe candy flavors?
 
2017-10-06 01:45:18 PM  
Are they still close with Mama and their pick-up truck, though?
 
2017-10-06 01:49:22 PM  

flynn80: hubiestubert: If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of white kids didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...

People do think about mental health alright, but is about how to profit on it not about how to make it any better or keep the community safe.  All the SSRI drugs they have been passing out like candy can have the side effect of making people want to kill them selves and others for no real particular reason other than an uncontrollable urge.  Pharmaceutical companies have the money and media connections to not just push back but control the narrative.  You don't see ads for guns during every commercial break.


I see you got todays nra talking points. You forgot to blame Hollywood too.

"And I think we need to look at the broader conversation, and have a broader conversation, about a violent culture, about what has happened with gratuitous violence out of Hollywood, what's happened with prescription drugs."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nra-gun-violence-hollywood-fox-ne​w​s_us_59d6cb0be4b072637c430e4b?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
 
2017-10-06 02:00:06 PM  
just throw in a gun rack, and that right there is a coupla new country songs, y'all
 
2017-10-06 02:06:44 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: just throw in a gun rack, and that right there is a coupla new country songs, y'all


What a gun rack may look like

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2017-10-06 02:10:23 PM  
ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone. No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position, point it at country music and attempt to insult them. It's gotten to be one of their go to articles.

It never gets old here on fark. Gives all the libtards a chance to go "derp derp derp, country music sucks, derp derp derp, their fans are all ignorant derp derp derp"
 
2017-10-06 02:11:17 PM  

RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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The type of act Alan Jackson warned us about...
 
2017-10-06 02:11:59 PM  

varmitydog: Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position


This just in: being anti-nazi is now an "extreme liberal position."
 
2017-10-06 02:12:47 PM  

disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.


Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song. Your argument is invalid.
 
2017-10-06 02:14:24 PM  

Lando Lincoln: varmitydog: Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position

This just in: being anti-nazi is now an "extreme liberal position."


No, having people say the farking obvious to prove themselves is the extreme liberal position.
 
2017-10-06 02:16:49 PM  

Nastinka: ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

If there agenda is sensible gun laws then who cares.  What's your point?


It might get in the way of his toys
 
2017-10-06 02:18:02 PM  

varmitydog: ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone. No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position, point it at country music and attempt to insult them. It's gotten to be one of their go to articles.

It never gets old here on fark. Gives all the libtards a chance to go "derp derp derp, country music sucks, derp derp derp, their fans are all ignorant derp derp derp"


You are just prooving us right
 
2017-10-06 02:21:03 PM  

raerae1980: Sorry to feel so pessimistic about it, but if dead children won't bring common sense to them, why would I expect it of them now.


That's how the pro-life camp feels.
 
2017-10-06 02:22:59 PM  

disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.


So is Lead Belly.
 
2017-10-06 02:24:17 PM  

IlGreven: disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.

Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song. Your argument is invalid.


So's yours. NIN wrote a blues song.
 
2017-10-06 02:27:57 PM  
When, exactly, did words lose their meanings?
This was a crime, it was not a "terror attack".
 
2017-10-06 02:29:31 PM  

IlGreven: disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.

Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song. Your argument is invalid.


Those guys are no Trent Reznor.
 
2017-10-06 02:54:30 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.

They must spend a lot of time on their knees.


I'm somewhat surprised they're down with the NFL's national anthem protest.

 /I kid
/I know you're calling them queer
/'cause they don't like the homos
/much like the NFL
 
2017-10-06 02:55:39 PM  
Whoa, whoa, whoa, everybody!  Lots of people getting worked up here.  Can't we all just agree on the main point of this article?  That Florida-Georgia Line look and sound like the douchiest of douchey bros that have ever douched.  This is something that can unite us all in the face of strife and despair.
 
2017-10-06 03:03:19 PM  

wellreadneck: I'm somewhat surprised they're down with the NFL's national anthem protest.

/I kid
/I know you're calling them queer
/'cause they don't like the homos
/much like the NFL


What?  I'm sure they were just praying or something.  Why do you think they're gay just because they're on their knees so much that part is worn out on their jeans?
 
2017-10-06 03:04:26 PM  
Hell, if I was at a country "music" concert & somebody shot me Id thank em for putting me out of my misery
 
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