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(Rolling Stone)   Paul Ryan: My favorite band is Rage Against the Machine. Guitarist: That's like Charles Manson saying his favorite band is the Beatles   (rollingstone.com) divider line 349
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2012-08-17 09:01:39 AM
LOL
 
2012-08-17 09:08:57 AM
makes sense. Bulls On Parade seems to encompass his beliefs nicely:

Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk the corner to the rubble that used to be a library
Line up to the mind cemetary, now
What we don't know keeps the contracts alive an movin'
They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells
Rally round tha family, pocket full of shells
 
2012-08-17 09:35:17 AM
It's like Fartblackma saying his favorite band is Prussian Blue.
 
2012-08-17 09:36:03 AM
Anyone else sense this was said because strategists thought it would play well with young adults?
 
2012-08-17 09:40:20 AM
The Westboro baptist church's devoted followers performed Ozzy's song Crazy Train on the steps of the United States Supreme Court.

Ozzy: "I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church.'"

These 'conservative' idiots just don't get it. Period.
 
2012-08-17 09:40:38 AM

Bontesla: Anyone else sense this was said because strategists thought it would play well with young adults?


Only seriously retarded young adults. But then the Young Republicans aren't noted for being real bright.
 
2012-08-17 09:40:41 AM

Paul Ryan loving Rage Against the Machine is the greatest misunderstanding of music since Charles Manson loved the Beatles

- Jon Schwarz (@tinyrevolution) August 11, 2012
 
2012-08-17 09:44:24 AM

Bontesla: Anyone else sense this was said because strategists thought it would play well with young adults?


Sounds about right. I really can't imagine Paul Ryan rocking it out to "Bulls on Parade."
 
2012-08-17 09:44:54 AM
i'm guessing ryan loves RATM because it's "awesome to work out to." i'm also guessing he's never actually read any of their lyrics.
 
2012-08-17 09:52:45 AM
I always pictured Manson to be more of a Beach Boys fan.
 
2012-08-17 09:53:27 AM

Shostie: I always pictured Manson to be more of a Beach Boys fan.


No, no. Manson's favorite band is "Yes."
 
2012-08-17 09:54:53 AM

sweetmelissa31: It's like Fartblackma saying his favorite band is Prussian Blue.


Oh, I had so forgotten about Prussian Blue! My favorite headline from the over post days: Link
 
2012-08-17 09:57:08 AM

Shostie: I always pictured Manson to be more of a Beach Boys fan.


Ding ding ding! We have a winner, folks!
 
2012-08-17 10:01:03 AM

FlashHarry: i'm guessing ryan loves RATM because it's "awesome to work out to." i'm also guessing he's never actually read any of their lyrics.


F*CK YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME


He thinks that song is about the Laffer Curve.
 
2012-08-17 10:01:18 AM
 
2012-08-17 10:30:59 AM
CALM LIKE A (deficit) BOMB
 
2012-08-17 10:46:59 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Paul Ryan loving Rage Against the Machine is the greatest misunderstanding of music since Charles Manson loved the Beatles- Jon Schwarz (@tinyrevolution) August 11, 2012


The actual tweet makes much more sense. Thanks.
 
2012-08-17 10:50:45 AM
The Chik Fil A guy loves the Scissor Sisters.
 
2012-08-17 10:51:29 AM
i45.tinypic.com

Look how high he holds his guitar. Like a communist prissy homosexual. Real 'mericans sling their axes down low, below the waist.
 
2012-08-17 10:56:17 AM
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are American dreams (x8)


That was sarcasm, Mr. Ryan.
 
2012-08-17 10:57:17 AM
They should play "Killing in the Name" when they introduce him at the RNC.
 
2012-08-17 11:00:42 AM

Jackson Herring: Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are American dreams (x8)

That was sarcasm, Mr. Ryan.


lol.

Drivin' down rodeo with a shotgun
These people ain't seen a brown-skinned man
Since their grandparents bought one


Not a long song, Mr. Ryan.
 
2012-08-17 11:01:17 AM

Rev.K: Not a long song, Mr. Ryan.


That should be love song.

/I'm not even supposed to be here today
 
2012-08-17 11:01:44 AM

JerseyTim: They should play "Killing in the Name" when they introduce him at the RNC.


Not bad. If the Republicans would start embracing their cartoon-like villainy, I'd at least have some respect for them.
 
2012-08-17 11:04:46 AM
Hey girl, rage against the Medicare machine.
 
2012-08-17 11:07:26 AM
The world is my expense
The cost of my desire
Jesus blessed me with its future
And I protect it with fire
So raise your fists
And march around
Just don't take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or I'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name


Sounds like Paul Ryan to me

....RATM is great to work out to.....
 
2012-08-17 11:14:22 AM
Some of those that oppose taxes, are the same that ask for stimulus money
 
2012-08-17 11:15:51 AM
I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.
 
2012-08-17 11:17:56 AM

Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.


If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.
 
2012-08-17 11:21:56 AM
No escape from the mass mind rape
Play it again jack and then rewind the tape
And then play it again and again and again
Until ya mind is locked in
Believin' all the lies that they're tellin' ya
Buyin' all the products that they're sellin' ya
They say jump and ya say how high
Ya brain-dead
Ya gotta farkin' bullet in ya head

encrypted-tbn0.google.com
 
2012-08-17 11:22:28 AM
Mister anchor assure me
That Baghdad is burning
Your voice it is so soothing
That cunning mantra of killing
I need you my witness
To dress this up so bloodless
To numb me and purge me now
Of thoughts of blaming you


The above is not an endorsement of the neo-conservative philosophy.
 
2012-08-17 11:22:53 AM
Ya weigh me on a scale, smellin' burnt skin
It's dark now in Dachau and I'm screamin' from within
Because of a 3% increase on the highest marginal tax bracket
 
2012-08-17 11:22:59 AM

St_Francis_P: Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.

If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.


He doesn't have to agree with the message. It's farking music
 
2012-08-17 11:24:25 AM
Hospitals not profit full
The market bulls got pockets full
To advertise
Some hip disguise
View the world from American eyes
Seek the need
Develop the taste
Buy the product
Or get laid to waste
Coca Cola is back in the veins of Saigon
Rambo too, he got a dope pair of Nikes on
Godzilla Romney/Ryan pure motherf*ckin filler
Get your eyes off the real killer
 
2012-08-17 11:24:28 AM

Aar1012: St_Francis_P: Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.

If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.

He doesn't have to agree with the message. It's farking music


I'm not a Rage fan, but even from hearing it on the radio I know it's really, really political.
 
2012-08-17 11:25:21 AM
www.musicfanclubs.org
 
2012-08-17 11:27:01 AM

Aar1012: St_Francis_P: Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.

If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.

He doesn't have to agree with the message. It's farking music


Then you'd expect a comment like "I'm not into their politics, but those guys rock." When a politician chooses a band with a political message as his/her favorite band, there are usually only two explanations: 1) they like the music and the message, or 2) they like the music and they don't understand the message.
 
2012-08-17 11:27:01 AM
And a personal favorite of mine:

Father's expectations, soul soaked in, spit and urine
And you gotta make it where?
To a sanctuary that's a fragile American hell
An empty dream
A selfish, horrific vision
Passed on like the deadliest of viruses
Crushing you and your naive profession
Have no illusions boy
Vomit all ideals and serve
Sleep and wake and serve
And don't just think just wake and serve
Yeah!
Yeah!
Yeah!
Yeah!
Your friendship is a fog
That disappears when the wind redirects
You! Interested in you, interested in you
Interested in you, interested in you...
 
2012-08-17 11:27:16 AM

Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.


I think it's because RATM doesn't seem like a band someone like Paul Ryan (or his followers) would listen to. RATM are rather political, and their politics are decidedly not right-oriented, so that adds a level of WTF to the whole thing. Reminds me of when St. Ronald of Reagan used Born In The USA by Springsteen during his '84 campaign, completely oblivious to the fact the lyrics of the verses were not the rah-rah anthem the chorus was. The picture Bruce was painting was very bleak and depressing, reflecting what people like Reagan had done to America in the years following Vietnam. So it was hysterical to hear it playing when Reagan would have stump speeches or whatever, because it was the exact opposite of everything the GOP stood for.
 
2012-08-17 11:27:48 AM
Good luck with that...
 
2012-08-17 11:27:59 AM

St_Francis_P: Aar1012: St_Francis_P: Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.

If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.

He doesn't have to agree with the message. It's farking music

I'm not a Rage fan, but even from hearing it on the radio I know it's really, really political.


I know that. Does that mean that everyone who listens to them has to subscribe to their beliefs?
 
2012-08-17 11:29:25 AM

FishyFred: [i45.tinypic.com image 300x300]

Look how high he holds his guitar. Like a communist prissy homosexual. Real 'mericans sling their axes down low, below the waist.


Well, that DOES hold true for Johnny Ramone, who was a huge Conservative.
 
2012-08-17 11:30:58 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-17 11:32:00 AM
Drivin' down Compton with a crossbow
These people ain't seen a white-skinned man
Since their grandparents were bought by one
 
2012-08-17 11:33:21 AM

Aar1012: St_Francis_P: Aar1012: St_Francis_P: Aar1012: I'm sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this is kinda dumb? Ryan may not agree with the message but could like the music. I like the Dead Kennedys but I don't agree with all of there messages or subscribe to punk culture.

If the Dead Kennedy's only made songs that specifically hate on you and your friends, that may be an odd choice in music.

He doesn't have to agree with the message. It's farking music

I'm not a Rage fan, but even from hearing it on the radio I know it's really, really political.

I know that. Does that mean that everyone who listens to them has to subscribe to their beliefs?


Probably not. It's sort of ironic for him to admit it in public, though.
 
2012-08-17 11:34:02 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: FishyFred: [i45.tinypic.com image 300x300]

Look how high he holds his guitar. Like a communist prissy homosexual. Real 'mericans sling their axes down low, below the waist.

Well, that DOES hold true for Johnny Ramone, who was a huge Conservative.


students.cis.uab.edu

Real 'merican.
 
2012-08-17 11:37:31 AM
tax cuts are a gift 
 
2012-08-17 11:37:58 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: FishyFred: [i45.tinypic.com image 300x300]

Look how high he holds his guitar. Like a communist prissy homosexual. Real 'mericans sling their axes down low, below the waist.

Well, that DOES hold true for Johnny Ramone, who was a huge Conservative.


Johnny died in 2004. I somehow doubt he would be supporting Romney today.
 
2012-08-17 11:41:35 AM

Coco LaFemme: Reminds me of when St. Ronald of Reagan used Born In The USA by Springsteen during his '84 campaign, completely oblivious to the fact the lyrics of the verses were not the rah-rah anthem the chorus was. The picture Bruce was painting was very bleak and depressing, reflecting what people like Reagan had done to America in the years following Vietnam. So it was hysterical to hear it playing when Reagan would have stump speeches or whatever, because it was the exact opposite of everything the GOP stood for.



Bonus: It was also played right after the U.S. Basketball Team won the gold medal in London.
 
2012-08-17 11:43:53 AM
i285.photobucket.com
 
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