DIXIE CHICKS: Country music fans are dissing the band after their recent anti-Bush comments. A rally in central Kentucky took a steamroller to some of their CD’s, and several radio stations are boycotting their music. Frankly, I find it all rather silly. I’ve never been a big fan of the group, which to me sounds like a slightly twangy Sheryl Crow but with a chunky lead singer. But I don’t care about their politics. Steve Earle, for example, is a complete wacko strung out on enough drugs to kill a horse, but he’s a terrific songwriter. And what steamrolling records you once liked and for which you have paid money is supposed to accomplish, I’ll never know. Most protests, even for causes I like, wind up being pretty damned silly. I suspect there were people at the rally dressed in turtle costumes with signs saying, “No justice, no peace” and “No blood for oil!” (From GoogleNews)

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.