Monday, April 24, 2006

SHUT IT!!!

With the recent release of The Dixie Chicks new single and video and my recent discovery of this Pink song, I have to admit, it's not whiney shit like this that is going to make a differance.

It's stories and information like the article found over in Rolling Stone Magazine this month about the new army technology and the effects his injuries has on his family, that, people should have memorized not these lyrics.

Really, Pink, you're going to lecture someone about hard work? I didn't know that being pissed because your titties aren't big enough for the boys and then writing a song about it constitutes as hard work.



I'm not saying I don't applaud these women for standing up in what they believe, but I wonder if their energies wouldn't be better spent doing other things like volunteering, or supporting the troops in concert, whatever.

Tirade over. Your thoughts?



6 comments:

  1. I have to say I have a certain fondness for protests, even when the issue is one I'm not comfortable with. I love when people care enough about an issue to (peacefully)take the streets or write an editorial or create art that expresses their views. It's democracy in action. It's exciting to me. It shows me people still care about their community, their country, the world. Whether people gather to support or criticize the status quo, I think it's a good thing.
    Protests are a huge part of life in Europe. On Sunday, 80,000 people marched in Brussels because a young man was fatally stabbed at a train station when he refused to surrender his MP3 player to two young thugs. The kid wasn't famous or rich or prominent but people were absolutely outraged that it happened in broad daylight, on videotape, during rush hour and yet the culprits have not been caught. 80,000 people in a city of less than 3 million--that's amazing. That's admirable.

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  2. I have to agree with you ceece. These women really should spend their time doing something more admirable. The funny thing is that there are people out there that really like this kind of music and support them.
    It's sad, really!

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  3. I haven't heard Pink's song... but I can talk about the Dixie Chicks.
    I don't mind it. I don't mind that while in London they said that they were ashamed of Bush. I am ashamed of Bush. I was in the UK, and it was HARD being there. It was hard to hear everywhere you went, and standing out everytime you spoke, how shitty American's are. Everyone has something to say. I wanted a shirt that said, "I didn't vote for him!" And I think it's really silly how everyone FLIPPED out about their comments. It's Freedom of speach. It's our right as American's to say that we think Bush is screwing up.
    But. That has nothing to do with the troops. I think people are able to seperate someone just doing their job and the one responsible. I don't support Bush or the war, but how can you not support the soldiers? Those are my peers over there. Those are kids that I went to high school with. And everyone across the US. I bet most families have some sort of military tie.

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  4. don't get me wrong,I don't mind when people state their point of views, it's the criticism and then the whining about being criticized that I don't like.
    No the dixie chicks should not have received death threats like they did, that's ridiculous, but to make such a bold statement like they did, was out of line too.
    I have much more respect for the do-ers then the talkers I guess.

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  5. I agree that the Dixie Chicks and Pink should do more given their celebrity. They could also have done nothing and said nothing but they chose to speak up. I do like the songs and my hope is that they open the eyes of impressionable young'uns. The next step would be to donate proceeds to help pay the health insurance of our injured soldiers. For instance.

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  6. Kids health should be a base direction of the program of development of social sphere WBR LeoP

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