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OT: Dixie Chicks rebrand themselves sans "Dixie"
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That Derek
2020-06-26 01:36:13 UTC
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/entertainment/dixie-chicks-change-name-trnd/index.html

The Dixie Chicks have changed their name

By Chloe Melas, CNN

Updated 8:24 PM ET, Thu June 25, 2020

The Dixie Chicks are now called The Chicks

(CNN)The Dixie Chicks will now be called, the Chicks

The country brand announced the news on their website Thursday, with the caption "We want to meet this moment."

The news follows Lady Antebellum's recent decision to change their name to Lady A, citing the word's association to slavery.

The Chicks have updated their social media handles and also released a new music video for their song, "March," along with their new name.

The song, off their upcoming album Gaslighter, is a tribute to protests for equality and social issues over the past decades.

The group first announced that they were working on an album last summer. "Taking the Long Way," their last album, won a Grammy for album of the year in 2007. .
j***@gmail.com
2020-06-26 09:43:11 UTC
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Post by That Derek
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/entertainment/dixie-chicks-change-name-trnd/index.html
The Dixie Chicks have changed their name
By Chloe Melas, CNN
Updated 8:24 PM ET, Thu June 25, 2020
The Dixie Chicks are now called The Chicks
(CNN)The Dixie Chicks will now be called, the Chicks
The country brand announced the news on their website Thursday, with the caption "We want to meet this moment."
The news follows Lady Antebellum's recent decision to change their name to Lady A, citing the word's association to slavery.
The Chicks have updated their social media handles and also released a new music video for their song, "March," along with their new name.
The song, off their upcoming album Gaslighter, is a tribute to protests for equality and social issues over the past decades.
The group first announced that they were working on an album last summer. "Taking the Long Way," their last album, won a Grammy for album of the year in 2007. .
What's next to go on the PC chopping block? Will Dixie paper products & disposable dinnerware be rebranded?
Larc
2020-06-26 15:21:26 UTC
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On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:43:11 -0700 (PDT), ***@gmail.com wrote:

| What's next to go on the PC chopping block? Will Dixie paper products & disposable dinnerware be rebranded?

The kneejerk PC crowd is sure to demand it. Dixie will probably buckle.

Larc
Kenny McCormack
2020-06-26 15:59:29 UTC
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Post by Larc
| What's next to go on the PC chopping block? Will Dixie paper products &
disposable dinnerware be rebranded?
The kneejerk PC crowd is sure to demand it. Dixie will probably buckle.
Indeed. Likely to become another "cultural issue", like masks.

The lib/PC crowd will insist on removing all traces of these words and
phrases (so as to appear "clean") , while the reactionary/bigot crowd will
insist on using them as loudly and proudly as they can.

Just like the whacko crowd insists on not wearing masks and they're proud
of it. Because, you know, wearing a mask is a sign of weakness.
--
Trump has normalized hate.

The media has normalized Trump.
Terry del Fuego
2020-06-27 13:55:55 UTC
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Post by Kenny McCormack
Just like the whacko crowd insists on not wearing masks and they're proud
of it. Because, you know, wearing a mask is a sign of weakness.
Finishing bin Laden's job for him. With a bit of help from the top, of
course.

What a time to be "alive".
l***@yahoo.com
2020-06-28 02:15:32 UTC
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And someone - on NPR, maybe - pointed out that since New York was named for the Duke of York, later King James II (that is, he seized it from the Dutch) the name is bound to come under attack.

A few clues as to why:

https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/kings-queens/tudor-lord-of-misrule-how-edward-vi-resurrected-a-raucous-christmas-tradition/
l***@yahoo.com
2020-06-28 02:28:19 UTC
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Kenny, your sig reminds me of what I found today, by Bill Moyers:

https://billmoyers.com/story/we-hold-this-truth-to-be-self-evident-its-happening-before-our-very-eyes/

Excerpt:

"Trump) understands that most Americans are concerned with little more than the economy, health care and jobs. They respond positively to politicians who promise action on these priorities, whether or not they know if those promises will ever be fulfilled."


What's a bit odd about that is that according to the author of "A Warning," a lot of Trump supporters DON'T care about health care that much - maybe out of a sense of fatalism. (That was near the end of the book, IIRC.)

But Moyers' piece is still worth reading.

And we've likely heard about Sean Hannity's recent "interview" with Trump about his plans for his second term.

I think it just serves as another example of what many have been saying for the last two years: Trump doesn't really want a second term, but he's too proud to say so. (Michael Wolff, in the first chapter of his book "Fire and Fury," spelled out what Trump had likely been planning to do after "losing" in 2016. I wonder how well he could do the same things IF he loses this time.)



Lenona.
m***@gmail.com
2020-06-29 17:03:28 UTC
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Post by Kenny McCormack
Post by Larc
| What's next to go on the PC chopping block? Will Dixie paper products &
disposable dinnerware be rebranded?
The kneejerk PC crowd is sure to demand it. Dixie will probably buckle.
Indeed. Likely to become another "cultural issue", like masks.
The lib/PC crowd will insist on removing all traces of these words and
phrases (so as to appear "clean") , while the reactionary/bigot crowd will
insist on using them as loudly and proudly as they can.
Just like the whacko crowd insists on not wearing masks and they're proud
of it. Because, you know, wearing a mask is a sign of weakness.
--
Trump has normalized hate.
The media has normalized Trump.
https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/columnists/cary_clack/article/Clack-What-is-heritage-if-not-truth-to-history-15370314.php?fbclid=IwAR2P-d7S_tKJk6nSyNqYwqKoDQTNz55CAT-w6JNr_WmZ_aWVcONEz-fM4gc
d***@gmail.com
2020-06-29 17:25:26 UTC
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Regarding the stupid changes like the name like the country band after assuming offensiveness (unfounded) and ramping of socialism:

“Sadly, that stupidity is never gonna end. We are finished as a country because we’re sitting back and taking this.

Thank you, Black Lives Matter and American media for destroying this country.

Yes, a man in custody who had already been detained and subdued shouldn’t have had a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, three of them after he lost a pulse.

But that doesn’t justify turning our country into even more of a cesspool of decline and destruction than it already was. The movie, “Idiocracy,” has long ago come to life here.”

Debbie Schlussel
Dave Garrett
2020-06-27 23:13:26 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
What's next to go on the PC chopping block? Will Dixie paper products & disposable dinnerware be rebranded?
Nope, New Orleans' own Dixie Beer has beaten them to it:

https://nola.eater.com/2020/6/26/21304534/new-orleans-brewery-dixie-
beer-new-name-racism-black-lives-matter-protests

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8eyplqy
--
Dave
d***@gmail.com
2020-06-29 17:19:47 UTC
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Js

What's next to go on the PC
chopping block? Will Dixie
paper products & disposable
dinnerware be rebranded?

You’re right. We’re sitting
back letting anarchists
take over. so horrible.
That Derek
2020-06-26 13:32:35 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Dixie paper product
Compounding any negative connotations the name "Dixie" may conjure is the fact that the Dixie paper products line is manufactured by Koch Brothers Industries, an entity already much vilified for making huge donations towards GOP interests
Kenny McCormack
2020-06-26 14:20:48 UTC
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Post by That Derek
Post by j***@gmail.com
Dixie paper product
Compounding any negative connotations the name "Dixie" may conjure is the fact
that the Dixie paper products line is manufactured by Koch Brothers Industries,
an entity already much vilified for making huge donations towards GOP interests
Three related comments:

1) Surely, "Chicks" is as "unwoke" as "Dixie". I'd say, moreso.

2) (This has been mentioned before) What about Dixie Highway?

3) What about Tom Lehrer's "I wanna go back to Dixie" song?

I mention the last one in particular, because the way to fight this thing
is by making fun of it, not by trying to hide it. That song does an
admirable job of mocking it.
--
Nov 4, 2008 - the day when everything went
from being Clinton's fault to being Obama's fault.
That Derek
2020-06-26 15:32:32 UTC
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1) Dixie Carter, sitcom actress;
2) Dixie Crosby, Bing's first wife;
3) Dixie McCall, Julie London's character, TV's Emergency!;
4) Dixieland, musical style;
5) "Is It True What They Say About Dixie," song;
6) "Are You From Dixie ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)," song;
7) Laurel & Hardy film "Way Out West," which concludes with L&H and Rosina Lawrence singing a song about going home to "Dixie":
8) "You just ain't whistling 'Dixie!'";
9) Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks," Hanna-Barbera cartoon;
10) Dixie, cab driver character, "Pee-Wee's Playhouse";
Louis Epstein
2020-06-28 02:37:49 UTC
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Post by That Derek
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/entertainment/dixie-chicks-change-name-trnd/index.html
The Dixie Chicks have changed their name
By Chloe Melas, CNN
Updated 8:24 PM ET, Thu June 25, 2020
The Dixie Chicks are now called The Chicks
(CNN)The Dixie Chicks will now be called, the Chicks
The country brand announced the news on their website Thursday, with the caption "We want to meet this moment."
The news follows Lady Antebellum's recent decision to change their name to Lady A, citing the word's association to slavery.
The Chicks have updated their social media handles and also released a new music video for their song, "March," along with their new name.
The song, off their upcoming album Gaslighter, is a tribute to protests for equality and social issues over the past decades.
The group first announced that they were working on an album last summer. "Taking the Long Way," their last album, won a Grammy for album of the year in 2007. .
The "Antebellum" group then discovered that another musician had
been using the name "Lady A" for twenty years.

Are there any other "Chicks" out there prepared to fight over branding?

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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
t***@yahoo.com
2020-06-30 00:34:53 UTC
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Post by That Derek
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/entertainment/dixie-chicks-change-name-trnd/index.html
The Dixie Chicks have changed their name
By Chloe Melas, CNN
Updated 8:24 PM ET, Thu June 25, 2020
The Dixie Chicks are now called The Chicks
(CNN)The Dixie Chicks will now be called, the Chicks
The country brand announced the news on their website Thursday, with the caption "We want to meet this moment."
The news follows Lady Antebellum's recent decision to change their name to Lady A, citing the word's association to slavery.
The Chicks have updated their social media handles and also released a new music video for their song, "March," along with their new name.
The song, off their upcoming album Gaslighter, is a tribute to protests for equality and social issues over the past decades.
The group first announced that they were working on an album last summer. "Taking the Long Way," their last album, won a Grammy for album of the year in 2007. .
How about "Old Chicks"
Larc
2020-06-30 12:58:51 UTC
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:34:53 -0700 (PDT), ***@yahoo.com wrote:

| How about "Old Chicks"

Bingo!

Larc
d***@gmail.com
2020-06-30 14:28:45 UTC
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Double BINGO!

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