Monday, June 12, 2006

Shut Up and Sing

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The Dixie Chicks should've taken the advice of Laura Ingraham and left their politics at home if they cared about making money:

According to Pollstar, dates in Memphis, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Indianapolis and Fresno have been dropped from the tour schedule for now, while box-office sales also were canceled for Houston.

Billboard magazine reported that ticket counts for shows that went on sale last weekend were averaging 5,000 to 6,000 seats per date in major markets, and less in secondary locales. Arena capacities on the tour generally top 15,000.

"Basically, they're having to rethink the entire tour at this point," Bongiovanni told Reuters. "Clearly their problems seem to be strongest in the red states," he said, referring to those areas carried by Bush in the 2004 presidential election.

The left will scream "censorship" or some other misguided garbage but will miss the salient point that conservatives have spoken with their wallets. We may not all gather and hold up stupid signs and papier mache puppets, but can have our feeling known using alternative methods. Not spending our money on people who we disagree with is just one method.

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