Wanna send a strong message to the Repuglican Party, conservatives and red-necks across America? Go out and buy the new Dixie Chicks album, "Taking the Long Way." Not a country music fan? That's irrelevant. You're a Democrat. It'll be the best, most patriotic $10 investment you could make all year. Despite Repug predictions that the Chicks' career would be over after lead singer Natalie Maines' comment in March 2003 that she "was ashamed" of President Bush, the new album opened at #1 on the country albums chart and the Billboard 200 overall chart, sold 525,000 copies in its first week (100,000 more than industry projections) and is one of the most successful openings of the year. But that's not enough, folks. Let's drive album sales through through the friggin' roof and send a giant Fuck You to these right-wing fascists who wish to control our thoughts, our speech, our lives. At the very least, let's pay Natalie and the Chicks back for having the guts to come out three years ago and put country over career.
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(disclaimer: this blogger has absolutely no financial interest whatsoever in Dixie Chicks record sales....but wishes he did.)