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'lance
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posted 11 March 2003 10:22 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Could the White House have scripted this pop culture moment any better? Just as the president makes the case for war against Iraq based on the disputed premise that only an invasion of Baghdad will protect America from al-Qaida-like terrorist attacks, a new, pro-war country single is racing up the charts. The song's premise? The best way for Americans to avenge the terror of Osama bin Laden is to wage war on Iraq.

Twang.


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paxamillion
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posted 11 March 2003 10:48 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess one can only go so far with broken hearts, pick-up trucks, cows, etc. etc. etc.
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Briguy
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posted 11 March 2003 11:48 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I could lose respect for the country genre, I would.
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Black Dog
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posted 11 March 2003 12:00 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think it's a gross misrepresentation to refer to this kind of lowest-common-denominator swill as "country".

QUOTE] Just as the president makes the case for war against Iraq based on the disputed premise that only an invasion of Baghdad will protect America from al-Qaida-like terrorist attacks, a new, pro-war country single is racing up the charts. The song's premise? The best way for Americans to avenge the terror of Osama bin Laden is to wage war on Iraq. [/QUOTE] I guess the saying is true: the masses are asses.


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Aviator
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posted 11 March 2003 12:08 PM      Profile for Aviator     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Isn't country and western music an oxymoron?
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josh
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posted 11 March 2003 12:34 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, there's a lot of good country and western music, now and then. Actually, mostly then.

That being said, all I have to say about the song in question is, oy vey!


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googlymoogly
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posted 11 March 2003 12:36 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If the damn song weren't doing so well, I'd say that Worley's just shooting himself in the foot
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 11 March 2003 01:08 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
within country music, lucinda williams and wilco disagree with mr. worley. but i have to admit, for a warmonger, he's a hunka hunka burnin' love.
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Briguy
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posted 11 March 2003 01:13 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
See, I lump country music that I like into the folk music category, just so's I can make fun of country music while still listening to some of it. It's a handy disconnect mechanism.

Generally, of course, if the "artist" insists on singing with a twang, they are country. The only exceptions to this personal rule are Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.


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