Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock will Co-Star In New Movie

Brody Vercher | April 15th, 2009

  1. Kim
    April 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Does that mean that Tim is moving up, or that Sandra is being punished?

  2. Rick
    April 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    That Golf & Guitars concert in Sacramento includes Megan Mullins. Too bad its not closer to Los Angeles.

    So which came first, Dierks Bentley’s “Modern Day Drifter” album or the band “Modern Day Drifters”? I get so confused…

    I hope Mandy Barnett reverts to the vocal phrasing of her mid 1990′s performances in “Always Patsy Cline” and gets away from her current penchant for a jazzier approach. I’m looking forward to a review of tonight’s debut performance.

    Nathan Rabin’s articles on Gram Parsons are really well done. Thanks for the link!

  3. Rick
    April 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Man, its dead around here. Hopefully this means a lot of 9513er’s are attending anti-Obama “Tea Parties” around the country on Taxes Due Day! Hmm…

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: There is a new gal in Nashville on the tiny indie Slugfest Records label named Brittini Black that sounds so much like Rebecca Lynn Howard its spooky! Here is a link to an article at That Nashville Sound that has her singing a song about immigrants to America. I’d like to hear Brittini give “Forgive” a try…
    Link: http://thatnashvillesound.blogspot.com/2009/04/songwriter-showcase-dustin-james.html

  4. Gary Zarda
    April 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Being new around here, I am not sure of the ettiquette, but I’d like our boy Rick to explain his hope for us to attend “anti-Obama” with fellow tea-baggers.

    An interesting column for the site would be to explore the left-ward shift of country that has followed the realization that corporate Republicans done duped, with the help of corporate country, the common man, getting Joe to vote on gut issues like God, guns, and gays while greedy GOP business practices cost him his job.

  5. Brad
    April 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    @ Rick. MDD took their name from the Willie Nelson lyric in 2006. So, about the same time…

  6. Matt B
    April 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Rick,

    You don’t see the hilarity of wasting money on tea bags for a stupid point? Or how about this:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908#30145811

  7. idlewildsouth
    April 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I call it stimulating the economy, Matt.

  8. Ken- ThatNashvilleSound
    April 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    “Rick’s Random Tidbits: There is a new gal…named Brittini Black… sounds..like Rebecca Lynn Howard”

    You’re totally right. I didn’t even pick up on it at first. I’d take that as a compliment for Ms. Black- RLH has some major pipes. What’d you think of the song ‘America?’

  9. Kelly
    April 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    No taxation without representation…oh wait, we have representation that we elected?? oh, nevermind then…

  10. idlewildsouth
    April 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    The problem is, we have representation that we elected based on a lie. I.E…we were told taxes wouldnt be raised. Remember, Hitler was an elected official.

  11. Hubba
    April 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    So here’s an obvious question- who is going to play the homeless African-American teenager, Tim or Sandra?

  12. Matt B
    April 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Woah,

    Idlewildsouth… Are you equating Obama with Hitler? That’s quite a stretch, a VERY radical one at that. But I digress as there’s a place on this site’s forum for political talk…

  13. Hollerin' Ben
    April 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    The problem is, we have representation that we elected based on a lie. I.E…we were told taxes wouldnt be raised. Remember, Hitler was an elected official.

    that’s not true. First off, Obama’s tax plan has yet to take effect, so in practice the demonstrations were protesting the Bush tax code. Second, Obama made it very clear that he planned to cut taxes for the middle class, raise taxes on the rich, and close loopholes for corporations. Third, I never remember George W. Bush campaigning on illegal wiretapping, torture, secret prisons abroad, the removal of habeas corpus, and an interpretation of the Vice Presidency wherein the office was neither answerable to the executive NOR the legislative branch.

    My point is that elected officials doing things you don’t like does not make the democratic process null and void. We have a check in our system in place to correct that, it’s called elections.

    lastly, comparing an American President to Hitler is pretty damn insulting to the generation of Americans who fought and died abroad to make sure that Hitler’s genocidal, racist, brutal, totalitarian conquest of Europe was halted. When Obama launches a blitz against Canada and starts wiping out ethnic groups, feel free to make the comparison.

  14. Matt B
    April 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Thank You, Ben! I think sometimes people forget that the raised taxes are for those who make over 250K a year. Hell, Obama and his wife paid over 800K in taxes on their own.

  15. Ann
    April 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Comparing a protest rally to oral sex is pretty damn insulting as well, don’t you think? And how about all those insults on this page even that were insulting to president Bush? This is a free country, if you’ll remember. Those same soldiers fought and some died for everyone’s right to express themselves.

  16. Razor X
    April 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Thank You, Ben! I think sometimes people forget that the raised taxes are for those who make over 250K a year. Hell, Obama and his wife paid over 800K in taxes on their own.

    Everybody, regardless of income level, is going to be paying more as a result of the amount of money the government is proposing to spend, due to inflation, energy consumption taxes, higher interest rates, etc.

    My point is that elected officials doing things you don’t like does not make the democratic process null and void.

    Isn’t peaceful protest part of the democratic process??

  17. Brady Vercher
    April 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    We could go back and forth all day an your first points (and really, nothing would get resolved), Ben, but where did this come from?

    My point is that elected officials doing things you don’t like does not make the democratic process null and void.

    Who insinuated that the democratic process was null and void? And since when are protests not part of the democratic process? Last I checked, they were protected by the First Amendment.

  18. Ann
    April 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Also, raising taxes on people who make 250,000 will seriously hurt a lot of small businesses. Between taxes existing already, having to pay Social Security (failed program that that is) and insurance for full time employees, expenses for actually running a business and wages that’s very bad news to people who have to support themselves and their families. I know people who are making 250,000 (thus have their taxes raised) and clear 22,000 a year for them to take home. that’s very very near the poverty level. raising these people’s taxes will only make things worse. The first thing they’re going to do is lay offs because that’s all they can do. Please explain to me how this is helping the middle classes.

  19. Chris N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hey, do you guys know what the top tax rate was under Reagan? 50%. Under Nixon? 70%. Under Eisenhower? 90%.

    Socialists one and all, apparently.

  20. Hollerin' Ben
    April 16, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Brady,

    I’m all for the democratic process and the protests, I tip my hat to the Tea Party folks for getting people out in the streets. Well Done.

    My statement about Democracy was in response to idlewildsouth’s comment that implied that the taxation was in fact without legitimate representation. This is not taxation without representation, this is taxation from elected officials who the American people have voted to represent them. Just because a person does not agree with who the people elected doesn’t undermine their authority or legitimacy.

    Protests to encourage elected officials to take a different course is awesome, all the way, but rhetoric about fascism and illegitimacy (though protected by the first amendment) is properly met with scorn.

  21. idlewildsouth
    April 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Bush may not have campaigned on those things, but he didnt campaign against them either. Thats the difference. Those rallies were about government over spending in general, from what Obama has done and plans to do, as well as the door that George W Bush opened by bailing out companies at the end of his administration. It was about the fact that economy is in a dump, and our current administration refuses to allow its cyclical nature to work its magic. Recessions are necesary in order to weed out the companies that have poor practices. If Obama keeps putting a crutch under GM and the like, the recession will continue. Thats what the protests were about.

    Im simply stating a fact. Hitler was an elected official, just as Obama, Pelosi and Ried are. Some people may be insulted by my insinuation, and thats fine. Im insulted that Rachel Maddow spent ten minutes last night making sophomoric references to what I went to downtown Nashville to do. And, thats ok. She can do that if shed like. To shut down any comment by saying “but thats insulting to all of those that died for your freedom” is a bit of a cop out, pulling at the heart strings to discredit a viewpoint.

    And by the way, an elected official doing what their constituency doesnt want actually does void the republic process…because they’re supposed to speak our wishes.

  22. Brad in PA
    April 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Is there any kind of moderator on this site? Isn’t this supposed to be about country music? If you all want to talk politics, why don’t you do that on a politics site?

  23. Hollerin' Ben
    April 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    “And by the way, an elected official doing what their constituency doesnt want actually does void the republic process”

    no it doesn’t. It gives you the opportunity to vote him out of office when his term comes up.

    but I’ve said what I wanted to say, Brad from PA is right, we should get back to country music.

  24. Chris N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Country stars attract large crowds. Obama attracts large crowds. HITLER ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS. Some people may be insulted by my insinuation, and that’s fine.

  25. Kay N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Anyone seen the despair wear shirt that says “end corruption. Or at least let me participate in it.”It is so true.

  26. Brady Vercher
    April 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Kay N, Ann, whatever name you want to go by, please stick to just one.

    Is there any kind of moderator on this site? Isn’t this supposed to be about country music?

    We try not to restrict conversation and usually don’t shut things down unless they start becoming too heated. I wish people wanted to talk about country music, but no one has even said anything on today’s news roundup.

  27. Kay N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Only people who for whatever reason don’t use reason would be insulted by your insinuation, Chris. That’s the bigger problem: lack of reason in general.

  28. Kay N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I’m not Ann. I’m at school, following the discussion with some other people. The IP address might be the same, sorry.

  29. Chris N.
    April 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    We have wandered off topic. Have I mentioned my theory that Tim McGraw was secretly born in Kenya?

  30. Kay N.
    April 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    And…? is this a conspiracy theory?

  31. Razor X
    April 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Hey, do you guys know what the top tax rate was under Reagan? 50%. Under Nixon? 70%. Under Eisenhower? 90%.
    Socialists one and all, apparently.

    That’s only part of the story. Under Reagan, tax rates were lowered from 70% to 50% in 1981 and then to 28% in 1986. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 closed up a lot of loopholes that had previously been in the tax code — so even when the top marginal rate was 90%, very, very few people were paying that much because it was relatively easy to put money in tax shelters so it wouldn’t be taxed. Now that those loopholes are, for the most part, closed, if tax rates were to go back up to, say 50%, people would be paying much more in taxes than they would have paid in 1981.

  32. Razor X
    April 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Protests to encourage elected officials to take a different course is awesome, all the way, but rhetoric about fascism and illegitimacy (though protected by the first amendment) is properly met with scorn.

    I could not agree more. But it would have been nice to have heard some more of that scorn from the left when this type of rhetoric — and worse — was aimed at President Bush. Funny how things change suddenly when it’s your ox that’s being gored.

  33. Chris N.
    April 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I do not recall hearing a Democratic governor discuss the possibility of seceding from the Union three months into the Bush administration. What’s scary is that the really crazy stuff seems to be coming from the Republican mainstream as much as the fringes.

    That said, if it’s just gonna be “tea parties” I’m all for it. That was hilarious.

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