Pat Boone is upset with The Dixie Chicks.

Washed up 50’s singer Pat Boone is apparently not happy with The Dixie Chicks:

“If I were the president of Iran, if I were Osama bin Laden or any of the terrorist organizers and I could have my wish list totally,” Boone said, “I couldn’t ask for anything better than for America’s entertainers to bash their president, denigrate him, make him seem like an idiot and a self-serving fool, and then have the media go along with it and promote it like crazy and try to undermine the whole war effort.”

He continued, “We are at war, and you don’t tell even a quarterback in a football game that he’s nuts and you don’t respect him. You try to pull for a win, and that’s what we should be trying to do. … You can disagree. You can express your disagreement, but don’t attack the man who is your elected leader and say he’s not owed any respect at all.”

I suppose there’s still a segment of the population out there that still gives a shit what Pat Boone thinks, but I think he’s as big an idiot as the President is for trivializing war by comparing it to a football game. Shut up, Pat, you’re a schmuck.

44 thoughts on “Pat Boone is upset with The Dixie Chicks.

  1. Obviously, Les is the fucked-upped one around here. Why don’t you invite an illegal alien out to lunch numbnuts?

  2. Well that was in context!

    Perhaps Pat should do some 80’s new wave covers to revive his career.  He didn’t do so bad with his Metal covers.  “PAT BOONE – TAINTED LOVE”

  3. Yep, them illegal aliens are the most evil thing in the world aren’t they? Trying to feed their family is such a horrible crime. Let’s kill ‘em all!

    /sarcasm

    I don’t think Jebus is going to look very kindly on fuckwits like crapbo!

  4. Gotta love it when half wits decide to toss out random comments that don’t appear to have anything to do with the topic at hand.

    But the lunch with an illegal alien idea sounds like a good one. They’d probably appreciate it.

  5. You know, Pat’s football analogy is interesting. When a quarterback starts getting into trouble during the game, he’s usually pulled for the second string.

    Also, most if not all professional quarterbacks get their plays from the sidelines. I wonder who Bush is getting his “plays” from?

    Side note: Man Les, you have been getting a lot of nutjobs on here lately. What’s up with that? You been poking around the right-wing sites again stirring up trouble? smile

  6. I’m still pondering the visuals of Pat Boone as the Shah of Iran…That would be a hoot.

    Maybe, if they ever make another sequel to The Cannonball Run series…

  7. Obviously, Les is the fucked-upped one around here. Why don’t you invite an illegal alien out to lunch numbnuts?

    Ooh, burn, Les!  What a witty comeback!

    Yep, them illegal aliens are the most evil thing in the world aren’t they? Trying to feed their family is such a horrible crime. Let’s kill ‘em all!

    I wouldn’t mind them so much if they didn’t beam their meals up to their flying saucers…
    Welcome back Spocko!

  8. Howdy zilch! Haven’t had time to write much lately but I’m usually lurking in the shadows somewhere.

    Cheers!

  9. First of all, Pat Boone rocks.  He was the only man providing competition for Elvis in the 50s and he is a legendary multi-media star.

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor…..

    Pat Boone?

    Pat fucking Boone?????

    I guess nobody bothered to tell Jerry Lee or Johnny Cash.

  10. I just found this from Jose – one of the thousands of much more exciting artists and dare I say interesting, than the bland, Patricia Boone.
    A different version of My Sweet Lord – sorry about the picture quality Sadie.


    harrison smile

  11. Elvis

    What is this Yank obsession with that bloody redneck. You gave us the Rat Pack- cooler than a penguin’s testicles- yet we still suffer C&W and its piss awful derivatives.

  12. He [Patricia Boone] was the only man providing competition for Elvis in the 50s and he is a legendary multi-media star.

    This comment confirms Bruce’s (aka Dr. BLT) trollery.

    Last Hussar: What is this Yank obsession with that bloody redneck.

    Well don’t look at me. Elvis had his moments in the 1950s, but by the time the ‘60s rolled around he was a professional asshole. I mean, look at the way he treated the Beatles—bad form, Mr. King.

  13. This comment confirms Bruce’s (aka Dr. BLT) trollery.

    Now, now, Sadie- I must take exception.  Just because someone exhibits abysmally bad taste doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a troll.  True, most trolls have bad taste.  But remember: correlation is not always causation.  BLT’s trollery, or lack of such, might well be completely unrelated to his bizarre “musical” preferences.

  14. Well don’t look at me

    But I’m sure you are lovely too look at…

  15. Fair enough, Zilch. You ought to peruse the Sadly, No archives, though, and get a load of the “songs”/poems Dr. BLT has authored in his comments.

    On second thought, don’t.  gulp

  16. Last Hussar: What is this Yank obsession with that bloody redneck.You gave us the Rat Pack- cooler than a penguin’s testicles- yet we still suffer C&W and its piss awful derivatives.

    Comparing Elvis (or more appropriate, the Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins) with the Rat Pack is a bit unfair. Sinatra and crew were the end product of their musical style, a finely polished evolution of a sound that had been around for decades. The Million Dollar Quartet were something new, the beginning of their particular evolutionary ladder, and everybody from the Beatles to whoever’s on the pop/rock charts this week owe an evolutionary debt to Elvis and his crew.

    Sadie: Well don’t look at me. Elvis had his moments in the 1950s, but by the time the ‘60s rolled around he was a professional asshole. I mean, look at the way he treated the Beatles—bad form, Mr. King.

    Can’t argue with that, really, but I try to keep my opinion of a celebrity’s personailty or behavior seperate from my opinion of their artistic work. Still, most of Elvis’ worthwhile material was produced in the fifties and maybe Sam Phillips at Sun Records had a lot more to do with the creation of rockabilly (and its eventual evolution into rock and roll) than Elvis did.

  17. everybody from the Beatles … owe an evolutionary debt to Elvis and his crew.

    Nah they just ripped off Oasis songs…

    arrrrg- captchca- country

  18. AHA!
    I have discovered your secret identity, Hussar!
    You’re actually Simon Cowell…….

    You bastard.  You utter, utter, bastard.  People who say things like that deserve to live in a country where a dunce lets the Christian Right do whatever they want…

    … see told ya!

  19. hehehe…

    Everytime a Brit comments about how bad things are over here I feel compelled to remind you that we’ve never had to live under Madame Thatcher’s regime.

    True, you’re free from her now, but these things go in cycles and the wheel is turning…….

  20. we’ve never had to live under Madame Thatcher’s regime.

    True, you never had that Evil Bitch.  However at least she made her own mind up.  Her Boyfriend in charge of you lot asked his wife’s astrologer.

    A friend of mine states that the US hasn’t trusted anyone clever since Nixon screwed you.  An observation given by a BBC journo in 04 brought the idea up to date. Clinton was clever (at 180+ his IQ is twice that of GW, who has a slightly below average 90 something), but came over folksey.  US voters want someone who they can have a beer with.  Unfortunately modern politics is so complicated these are the last people you want in charge.  (I’d like to make clear present company excepted).

    This was a problem with union forces in the Civil war.  Because they were fighting for ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’ troops demanded a say in CO’s. This meant that diciplinarians were often thrown out (along with those of the ‘wrong’ ethnic background, such as Jews) and someone the troops liked put in charge.  Ask a Marine Sergeant whether he wants to be liked or respected.

    The UK is no better. A couple of years ago a sunday tabloid had a high profile campaign naming paedophiles who had been release after their sentance.  It led to gangs of vigilantes beating up the wrong people, including a paedotrician

  21. It’s just the way of the world.

    The sci-fi writer Ted Sturgeon has an oft-quoted saying, “90 per cent of everything is crap.”

    That applies to people as much as it does to anything else. You have to live for that remaining ten per cent.

    On a lighter note, lest anyone accuse me of being anti-Brit, I’d like to point out that most of my favorite writers, characters, tv shows and music all come from the UK.

    And we all know that what really matters in life is entertainment. Give us our bread and circuses!

    Right?

  22. lest anyone accuse me of being anti-Brit

    Do you know what, that actually never crossed my mind.  I would like to make a public apology for Simon Cowell, a man grown fat on exploiting others- he gets far mor eof the take than his manufactured acts.  On the up side he spends most of his time on your side of the pond.

    most of my favorite writers, characters, tv shows and music all come from the UK.

    Only two things I actually go out of my way to see/record ‘House’ and Dr Who. CSI is good(ish) but the abuse of tech annoys me- there is no way you can clean up the reflection caught in CCTV to see anything.

    Does anyone else watch Hugh Lauri/House and go- But that’s Lt George/Bertie Wooster- he can’t be a bastard.  Just out of interest- how’s his accent?  US actors suffer from ‘Dick Van Dyke Sydrome’ (Mary Poppins) a lot of the time- nothing like a Brit.  For the record, we don’t all sound like Prince Charles or an Cockney rogue.

    And yes, I know this is all off topic- but really, would rather talk about Pat Boone?

  23. I would like to make a public apology for Simon Cowell, a man grown fat on exploiting others- he gets far mor eof the take than his manufactured acts.  On the up side he spends most of his time on your side of the pond.

    I hate to admit it, but I’m actually pretty fond of Simon Cowell. Anyone who can make a living by just making snarky comments is basically living my dream.

    Only two things I actually go out of my way to see/record ‘House’ and Dr Who. CSI is good(ish) but the abuse of tech annoys me- there is no way you can clean up the reflection caught in CCTV to see anything.

    I’m a bit of a TV junkie. I love Dr Who, probably my favorite show of all time. Most of my other British favorites are off the air, we don’t get too much current UK programming over here. However I’m a fan of Red Dwarf, The Prisoner, Cracker, Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, Gormeghast, Ultraviolet and too many others too go into.

    Over here I enjoy House, Lost, all of the CSI shows (accuracy be damned), the new Battlestar Gallactica and a lot of HBO programming like The Sopranos & Deadwood.

    Does anyone else watch Hugh Lauri/House and go- But that’s Lt George/Bertie Wooster- he can’t be a bastard.  Just out of interest- how’s his accent?

    Damn near flawless.

    I’d love to see Hugh tackle Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps in a modern setting. They keep updating Shakespeare, why not Doyle? Can’t you imagine Hugh in a modern morgue maniacally whacking corpses with a stick to examine the bruising?

  24. Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes,

    They are doing nothing but on one of the digital channels.  I dunno if I could watch 2 days of 18 hours straight, but I caught a couple when my kids/wife let me.  I read most of the stories about 10-15 years ago, and I think Brett is the best on screen.  I like the fact that Watson and the police aren’t made out to be complete duffers- after all he is a doctor.

    Cracker- compulsive- when it was first shown nothing like it before.  pity US sensibilities screwed up ‘Fitz’.  I can imagine the TV execs.  “He’s a overweight womanising drunk with a gambling addiction, and he’s the HERO?!”.

    HBO seem to do good stuff, as no advertisers to keep happy.  The problem you seem to have over there is every one is too worried about offending anyone.  It has started over here, but for once the small minded gits are useful- ‘It’s just Political Correctness Gone MAD’ they will holler, and that seems to stem the real carey feely crazies from going too far.  Unfortunately with a right wing press still have too much of a hold- but that’s a different rant…

    Can’t you imagine Hugh in a modern morgue maniacally whacking corpses with a stick to examine the bruising?

    No- because he is Prince George (Blackadder 3), Lt George (BA4), Bertie Wooster, amiable upper class chump! (Though he is intelligent under all those characters).  Have you ever come across his comedy partner Stephen Fry? Plays a wonderful Jeeves off him. (Now hosts QI, where he just shows off how clever he is- brilliant).

    I suspect what you actually wanted was CSI:House! Now that I would watch.

    If you want to try something different go to the BBC radio 4 website and listen to the radio show ‘I’m sorry I haven’t a clue’- new series starts next Monday 6.30 BST (GMT+1). Probably available for one week after broadcast.  Also try the Satircal ‘NOW Show’ Pod cast of last Friday’s available until Friday coming (last in series though).  The 6.30 comedy slot on Radio 4 is usually good- avoid the piss awful ‘Quote Unquote’.

  25. re Holmes: They are doing nothing but on one of the digital channels.

    I’d be jealous if I didn’t have all of them on DVD.

    No- because he is Prince George (Blackadder 3), Lt George (BA4), Bertie Wooster, amiable upper class chump! (Though he is intelligent under all those characters).  Have you ever come across his comedy partner Stephen Fry? Plays a wonderful Jeeves off him. (Now hosts QI, where he just shows off how clever he is- brilliant).

    I’ve seen all the Black Adder stuff, haven’t got around to the Jeeves and Wooster series.

    (side note – Have you seen Rowan Atkinson in his Doctor Who sketch? The Curse of The Fatal Death, I think it originally ran as part of the UK Comic Relief special a few years back. One of the funniest TV spoofs I’ve ever seen…)

    I suspect what you actually wanted was CSI:House!

    Pretty much. House is esentially the Holmes archetype modernized and reimagined as a doctor.

    I’ll try some of the radio stuff you suggested when I get the opportunity, right now the work schedule is pretty hectic. I live in a tourist town and the summer season just hit.

  26. I’m a bit of an Anglophile as well. Two of my favorite TV shows (“The Prisoner” and “The Avengers”) were made in Britain, and many of my favorite bands (Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and others) were British.

    Plus, there’s something about a Liverpudlian accent that just fills me with sweet joy.

  27. Sadie: Have you heard that the BBC is doing a mini-series remake of The Prisoner with Christopher Eccleston as Number Six? If it’s even half as good as his Who, it’ll be incredible.

  28. Plus, there’s something about a Liverpudlian accent that just fills me with sweet joy.

    That will make ‘em happy, coz while you’re listening to them in rapture, you won’t notice them nicking the wheels off your car.

    You must definately try ‘I’m sorry I haven’t a clue’- guy’s in their seventies who could make Robin Williams go ‘Wow, that’s off the wall’.

  29. Sadie: Elvis had his moments in the 1950s, but by the time the ‘60s rolled around he was a professional asshole. I mean, look at the way he treated the Beatles—bad form

    I remember thinking when the Ghetto song came out: He’s gone. The rocker won’t be back.
    I couldn’t recall how he treated the beatles so, googled elvis beatles. One of elvis’ minders, Pricilla, John and Paul made comments about the meeting. It sounded okay under the circumstances.
    Elvis was on the skids and shat himself; the lads from Liverpool had taken His spot.
    Mum didn’t like Elvis’ mouth and reckoned the Beatles ripped off tunes from classical composers.
    She even made me listen to a couple of examples from the pile of classical LPs we had.
    Wish I could remember One.
    Now I realise she musta listened closely to the Beatles. She’s had me fooled all these years. LOL

  30. I don’t see anyone grabbing Bush by the face mask and telling him to get his “fucking head in the game…” 

    I’d like to.  cheese

    Maybe I watch too many movies.

  31. Justice: Maybe I watch too many movies.

    I’m outa so many loops coz I watch so few.
    Haven’t even seen Judy Garland in The Wiz let alone a dog called Toto till I heard a reference to him in Billy the Mountain too many years ago.
    For a ‘good’ version of The Wiz:

    accompanied by Dark Side of the Moon, the hi-lite for me being Clare Torry belting out The Great Gig in the Sky.
    Wow. What a voice. smile

  32. Sadie: Have you heard that the BBC is doing a mini-series remake of The Prisoner with Christopher Eccleston as Number Six?

    Interesting…I might have to check it out. Thanks for the info.

  33. Last Hussar: That will make ‘em happy, coz while you’re listening to them in rapture, you won’t notice them nicking the wheels off your car.

    Maybe, but at least according to Gerry and the Pacemakers, they’ll never “tairn” you away. smile

  34. LH: Then we could go for a Ruby

    Unlike Poms we aren’t much into Indian, so that had me stumped till I googled. LOL

  35. Those members of the intelligentia understand that I am not a troll, but rather, the pioneer of a new art form I refer to as “blog n roll.”  It involves posting blog entries and comments that are enhanced by one-song “soundtracks” that echo the sentiments reflected in the blog comments or entries.  Besides, if I’m a troll, then at least I lay claim to being the first troll to have a cameo on an MTV-Video-Awards-nominated top hit music video.  That’s right.  Check it out for yourselves on youtube under Cake: Short Skirt/Long Jacket.

    But I’m not here to foolishly and arrogantly brag about my Cake music video cameo, or to go on trial as a suspected troll.  I’m here to defend my comments about Pat Boone.  In the 80s when all of the critics were complaining about nobody being willing to take artistics risks, Pat Boone took a creative risk, and released “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy,” He fused hard rock melodies with big band jazz and it was definately cutting edge—-even a chart-topper on the college album charts. If you haven’t heard that album, you don’t understand what Pat Boone is capable of.  As far as being the only competitive challeng for Elvis in the late 50s goes, just do a little research on the Billboard charts.

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