Monday, December 17, 2007

The Evolution of a Dixie Chicks Basher

The story of the mother who taught her child to hate a perfect stranger

by Junichi P. Semitsu

Follow along with Junichi as he travels with the Dixie Chicks this year and provides MSN with an exclusive look into the adventure

On the afternoon of May 5, 2003, Andrea S. was stomping on Dixie Chicks CDs and instructing her 2-year-old son to say, “Screw the Chicks!”

Unbeknownst to her at the time, her life changed forever at that moment — and so did the lives of the Dixie Chicks.
Wow. What a great story!! It's great to see that this woman has learned from her hateful mistake and moved on. It's even greater to read at the end of the story that the woman who was the source for Natalie Maines' fantastic line - "It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger” - because of the Chicks' opposition to Bush's illegal invasion of Iraqnam, winds up in Washington DC last January for an anti-war protest. And while driving around town they are blasting Dixie Chicks music from their CD player.

I guess there is hope after all.

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