Maturity abounds… not!

You know, I’m not a fan of Donald Trump. Yeah, I know, you’re all shocked by this. But while I find the Hairy Hemorrhoid™ about as appealing a presidential candidate as the hobo who hangs out at the bus stop near my house and mutters incoherently to himself, there’s a part of me that’s pretty appalled at the level of discourse regarding this year’s elections. The hysterical rhetoric, the violent protests, the threats… what the hell?

I’ve generally kept my criticisms of all the candidates to the issues. Yes, I have my favorite moniker for Trump, but again, for me it’s about the issues. I don’t engage in emotionalist dumbshittery that’s not based in any kind of fact. That’s not the way I operate.

Not so with certain celebutards who are trying to claw their way out of irrelevancy. Not satisfied with the first time their career swirled the shitter after they insulted the President of the United States during what is supposed to be a fun event – a concert – the Dixie Chicks are at it again.

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This was apparently on the screen during their song “Goodbye Earl.”

No, really. A song about a victim of domestic violence who, along with her best friend, finally kills her abusive husband after he “walked right through that restraining order and put her in intensive care,” had a photo of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee with childish horns drawn on it while they played said song at a concert.

This is the height of stupid. Trump may be a boor, a narcissist, a clueless demagogue who would embarrass this country on the national stage, and a complete ignorant when it comes to policy, but a violent wife abuser? Is that what the accusation is supposed to mean?

No, in a classless attempt at reviving their hasbeenery and shining the spotlight on themselves, the Dixie Chicks poked their pointy little heads out of the trash bin of life to which they had been relegated the last time they tried to make a political statement irrelevant to anything having to do with their music, and stuck their feet right back into their mouths.

They just can’t help themselves. They apparently needed the attention, and thought the quickest, most effective way to get it would be to capitalize on the blazing dumpster fire that is this year’s election season.

I think what they are going to accomplish more than anything is drive more angry voters to Trump. We, as a country, aren’t known for our calm rationality when it comes to our elections. We get angry and sometimes fling poo like angry chimps. In this case, the poo is one Donald J. Trump, and the angry chimps are the voters who are so sick and tired of celebutards and establishment hacks telling them what to do and deciding for them what this country’s political landscape will look like, that they will fling that turd all the way to the voting booth.

I’m embarrassed to admit I actually liked some of the Dixie Chicks’ earlier music. As an AFN disc jockey, I did the country music show, which broadcast Europe-wide and beyond. After I left the Army, I worked for a country music station. It grew on me. But much like with any other celebrity, I’m there for the art, not the witless political commentary.

You want a Trump presidency? This is how you get a Trump presidency! You block the roads to his rallies. You physically assault his supporters, get physically assaulted in retaliation, and draw media attention once again to the Trumpster fire. Instead of a discussion of policy, you stamp your little feet and hurl ad hominems. You irrationally compare Trump to Satan, and childishly draw horns on his photograph at a concert. You piss off an already angry electorate and send them to the polls in droves to vote for the very candidate you’re trying to demonize, because that’s how they roll.

You want to make Trump look more sympathetic? This is how you make Trump look more sympathetic!

Now, back in the bin with you bimbos!

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  1. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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  2. I’ve been trying to point this out ever since it became apparent that Trump wasn’t the side-show entertainment (and politics *should* be entertaining) but was moving on to the main event.

    When “winning” politically is about demonizing and lying about perfectly ordinary people who have a different opinion, no one should expect to be taken seriously when they say the exact same things about someone who IS pretty awful.

    Perhaps the worst thing is that I feel my own self going from horrified to wondering if he could actually be that bad and maybe I should try to calm down and be fair. That is really how powerful these sorts of tactics are to get exactly the opposite. I blame this BS on his success so far, 100%. It’s as though people were herded into the Trump camp on purpose.

    And maybe they were, because darned if it doesn’t seem like the professional caring class likes to find their vindication in creating the very thing they are supposedly fighting. Then it’s all “See! I was Right All Along!”

    Well bravo for you. Now we’re stuck with Trump. Congratulations.

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  3. Sadly, your are mistaken about the ‘Chicks.

    “As of 2015, Dixie Chicks have 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 December 2015, with 30.5 million certified albums sold,[2] and sales of 27.5 million albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band and biggest selling country group in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present).[3][4][5]”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Chicks

    Now I understand that Wiki is biased, but Soundscan, not so much. 13 Grammies? That’s a big numbers for Has Beens, Like you, I was a country radio DJ at the begging off their rise to fame. I liked some of the songs they did. But as a Veteran, when the whole “Bush” thing happened in 2003, I dumped my CD’s and never listened to them again.
    I wish that they had gone down in flames. Instead, in a very Leftist USA, they’ve gone on to greater and greater success. So, the uproar hurt them not. In fact, it seems to have cemented their career, and their legacy.
    However, your critique of what kind of people they are, that is spot on.

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    1. But here’s the thing. They’re successful overall. Notice the hiatus between 2008 and 2014 – this is according to the Wiki page you cited.

      Following Shut Up and Sing, the band went on hiatus for several years while the members spent time with their families.

      At a December 2007 rally in Little Rock, Arkansas, Maines expressed support for the West Memphis Three, three men convicted of a 1993 triple murder who many believe to be innocent.[93] Maines cited a recent defense filing implicating Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of one of the victims, and posted similar comments in a letter on the Dixie Chicks’ web site.[93] In November 2008, Hobbs sued Maines and the Dixie Chicks for defamation as a result of her statements.[94] On December 2, 2009 a U.S. federal judge dismissed the defamation case on the grounds that Hobbs had not shown the statements were made with actual malice.[95]

      A proposed April 2008 commercial spot to promote Al Gore’s “We Campaign” involving both the Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith was eventually abandoned because of scheduling conflicts.[96]

      Maguire and Robison released new music in 2010 without Maines.[97] Lloyd Maines, Natalie’s father, has stated that the trio are “definitely still an entity”.[97] On January 15, 2010, it was announced that the duo would be known as Court Yard Hounds and were set to release an album in May 2010 with Robison on lead vocals.[98]

      On March 16, 2010, Dixie Chicks announced they would be touring with the Eagles on the Eagles 2010 Summer Tour.[99] The tour began on June 8, 2010, in Toronto and was stadium-based, visiting cities such as Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis and Winnipeg with a performance at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Country singer and guitarist Keith Urban appeared at selected shows as well.

      They also appeared in the 2010 music documentary Sounds Like a Revolution, about recent protest music in America.

      The trio sang “You”, accompanied by the Steep Canyon Rangers, on Rare Bird Alert, a Steve Martin bluegrass album released in March 2011.[100]

      In March 2011, Maines made a solo recording of the Beach Boys hit “God Only Knows” for the final episode of the HBO series Big Love.[101]

      In early 2011, Robison and Maguire said that new music involving Maines is in the works.[102]

      On October 17, 2011, Dixie Chicks played the Concert for Wildfire Relief in Austin, Texas.[103] During the set, Maines stated that there was “zero hesitation” when the group was asked to do the show.

      In December 2012, Maines announced that she would be releasing her first solo rock album titled Mother. The album was released on May 7, 2013.[104][105]

      Also in December 2012, it was announced that Dixie Chicks would be replacing Lady Antebellum as headliners’ at Canada’s Craven Country Jamboree on July 13, 2013.[106] The band performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest July 6, 2013, Cavendish Beach Music Festival on July 7, 2013 and the Scotiabank Saddledome on October 31, 2013.[107]

      On July 16, 2013, the Court Yard Hounds released their sophomore album, Amelita.

      On August 18, 2013, Dixie Chicks announced their first full length tour since 2007, the Long Time Gone Tour. The tour visited various cities across Canada in 2013. The tour also incorporated the C2C: Country to Country festival held in London and Dublin during March 2014.

      So, meh. I’d say pretty damn irrelevant since the Bush years.

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    2. You realize that a Grammy (or even 13 of them) is indicative of exactly no talent. Milli Vanilli won one – and three American Music Awards.

      Only after public outcry did they return the Grammy’s and ask that they be given to the actual artists. But they still have the American Music Awards.

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  4. If this ‘Age of’ ever gets a label in history books, it should be properly called the ‘Age of Attention Whoring’, or something to that effect. All this negative stuff trying to demonize him is obviously doing the opposite, and yes, like a lot of other people I am fed up with this need to go out and throw things at people just because you don’t like the other candidate and don’t want him to speak. But all of that is about ATTENTION – LOOK AT ME-E-E-E–E! and not much else. (Didja see me on TV? How’d I look? Did I look fat? Did my hair look okay?)

    Trump is an obnoxious jerk with an inflated ego. He’s a pompous ass. He’s a boor. He flipflops on what he says. Name one politician (as opposed to statesman) who isn’t like that. There may be a few in Congress who are not like that, but they are rare nowadays.

    BUT – look at it from my viewpoint: the only reason Hillary Clinton is running for that office is to get Slick Sick Willie back into the White House. Sanders wants to give all the money away, which will send this country into ruin. (See Venezuela and Greece for references.) The Clintons despise and would like to dismantle the military more than has already been done, leaving us defenseless. Sanders is an incompetent boob who never held a job until he got into politics and got a USGOV paycheck.

    So for the Dimwitts Chix, it’s just more attention whoring because, as you clearly said, their career has gone down the toilet and that is where it should stay.

    Hey, maybe I should send Trump my application for Veep. I could use the paycheck. And I’m a veteran. There you go.

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    Like any undecided voter is going to see their performance and exclaim, “That’s brilliant! I’m voting for Hillary!”

    I just chalked it up to equal parts lefty political posturing and (agreeing with Sara) attention whoring, and continued to ignore them.

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  6. Joe Miller (@joethefatman1)

    I have joined the dark side. I’m going to vote for the cheeto out of the purest motive: spite. I have not changed my opinion of him and it’s no longer about him for me. It’s about shoving a trump sized middle finger to the rioting thugs in San Jose and elsewhere. I’m just about as pissed off as I’ve ever been after watching the vids of what happened last night.
    Sorry that my first comment here has to come about like this. Hope I’ll do better.
    And please don’t block me on twitter over it.😉

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    1. LOL! I only block assholes. Glad you commented.🙂

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      1. Joe Miller (@joethefatman1)

        I resemble that descriptor, but it’s generally saved for meat space.

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  7. “I’m embarrassed to admit I actually liked some of the Dixie Chicks’ earlier music”

    Buy Used they get no Royalties😉

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    1. That is SUCH a straight line….

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  8. I would love to be able to say that I long for the days when musicians used to just play music and leave their political opinions to themselves, but as we all know, that era never was. And it didn’t just start in the 60’s. Unfortunately, it does seem like the most I can really remember hearing much about is the leftists and their screeching about social justice and how those evil right wing corporate scumbags want to kill all of the children and eat them, or some such scary stuff.

    Maybe the supposedly fair journalists of yesteryear really tended to push the left wing agenda back in the day also, as it got them ratings, even though we all know that the news side of the network would never stoop to such tactics.

    I also have felt a sort of shift as the left pushes ever more against Trump, in a most hateful way, how the right seems to be consolidating behind the arrogant bastard, as if to say, ” Yeah, he is a prick, but he’s OUR prick! “.

    I wonder who is really pulling the strings behind the riots at the Trump rallys. Nothing would surprise me, at this point.

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  9. “hasbeenery”

    chuckling

    Every time I stop by to see who the latest victim is for your outrageously beauuuuutiful mini-diatribes, you present new methods of wordsmithing to excoriate those who have long deserved it. BZ!

    On a related note, I’d like to suggest an alternate name for trumpy, the hypocritical hairpiece.

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  10. Yup, as much as I distrust Donald Troll (I see him as the funhouse mirror version of 0bama), this kind of “anti-Trump” thuggery is the best voter recruitment tool he has.

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  11. The Dixie Chicks lost millions with political commentary. That alone is tragic, and illustrates the illogical minds of liberals.

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  12. The Ditzy Chicks also alienated a lot of fans during an interview when one of them commented about along the lines that “we’re trying to broaden our horizons beyond the rednecks and trailer parks”. I remember hearing the interview but I haven’t been able to find documentation. That put a crimp in their concerts more than the Bush comments. They bit the hand that fed them. Consumers voted with their wallets, concerts were cancelled.

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  13. I decided after Obama got elected the 2nd time that I was done voting for evils, lesser of, one each. I decided to stop beating around the bush and write in beelzebub in 2016, and each election thereafter until the entire stinking edifice came crashing down in a burning wreck.

    However, after the way all these leftists fucks have piled one insult after another on to their already Mt. Everest sized pile of shit the last few yars, I have been considering going with Trump as a way to tell the left to fuck off. I did vote for him in the WA primary.
    Like Kevin Baker says over at The Smallest Minority, I am almost Red Curtain of Blood™ mad, and I suspect I am not alone.

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    1. I tend to go with more geeky statements like “I’m so mad I am radiating in the ultraviolet” (which is generally tens of thousands of degrees K). “Red Curtain of Blood” is certainly more colorful especially for non-geeks.

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