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2012-08-17 05:33:37 PM

Vindibudd: Yet amazingly they sell their music and receive, holy god, actual evil profits!


*eyeroll*

*ignore*
 
2012-08-17 05:47:02 PM

Peter_B_Risen: Wow, seven paragraphs of complete derp.

Maybe he just likes the sound? If I was to only listen to bands that spouted conservative ideals I would have to listen to country music. But I hate country music. Let's face it, most musicians that are not country western are going to lean to the left politically. How often do you see rock bands telling democratic candidates not to use their music in campaigns? Never.



Yeah, but there's a HUGE difference when it comes to Rage Against the Machine.  Their very foundation is some pretty far-left stuff.  Like nearing Communism (for lack of a better term).
 
If you're right-wing, its REALLY difficult to honestly get into them.
 
I don't classify myself as left or right, but I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan.  Their politics annoy me, but its like 1/10th of what they are.  I can ignore them.
 
You can't honestly say you can ignore the politics of RATM.
 
2012-08-17 05:56:31 PM

downstairs: Yeah, but there's a HUGE difference when it comes to Rage Against the Machine. Their very foundation is some pretty far-left stuff. Like nearing Communism (for lack of a better term).

If you're right-wing, its REALLY difficult to honestly get into them.


It would be like getting into Afroman despite thinking drug sentencing should be much harsher.
 
2012-08-17 05:58:33 PM

dugitman: Ryan's a randroid. Shouldn't he be a Rush fan?


Hey, hey, hey.
Some of us are dirty commie libtards.
 
2012-08-17 06:01:49 PM

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


Catch a wave, dude.
 
2012-08-17 06:03:31 PM
Does this make Ryan a RINO, Sarah Palin automatically president and Romney have to take the VP slot and come out at the convention taking about lipstick on pigs?
 
2012-08-17 06:04:15 PM

Spade: lennavan: Wow. I liked that article far more than I thought I would and I like this guitarist far more than I thought I would.

You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. So, when they look themselves in the mirror, they convince themselves that "Those people are undeserving. They're . . . lesser." Some of these guys on the extreme right are more cynical than Paul Ryan, but he seems to really believe in this stuff. This unbridled rage against those who have the least is a cornerstone of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

The funny part is that he himself is super rich.


Your ignorance and shiatty trolling is annoying.
 
2012-08-17 06:05:42 PM

dehehn: GAT_00: dugitman: Ryan's a randroid. Shouldn't he be a Rush fan?

I'm offended by the implication that because I like Rush I'm an Ayn Rand fan.

Well 2112 is based on the Fountainhead and the song Anthem is supposed to be inspired by Objectivism philosophy. Neal Peart was a big Ayn Rand fan and wrote most of their lyrics. But yeah, I'm a (70s) Rush fan and can't stand Rand.


Cue Chester the cheetah:

Yes, we know.
 
2012-08-17 06:14:07 PM
This doesn't surprise me. I've seen a lot of things saying he liked grunge music in the 90's but he seems like he was a poser. I'm sure he listened, and probably really did like the grunge that was playing on that Top-40 stations at the time, but only because it was the "in-thing" at the time not realizing that grunge music aggression came from growing up poor and middle-class under the the failure of Reaganomics.
 
2012-08-17 06:17:56 PM

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


I just love that image -- the visual hit me like a brick in full high def: the throng, the spectacle, the lights, the camera flashes, the noise and just blasting that track while Ryan and Romney bound down the ramp, waving maniacally, with huge insane smiles on their faces.

I'd pay for a video of that.

And tardmitter it's not "guitarist", it's farking Tom Morello if you want to act like you have a clue.
 
2012-08-17 06:24:10 PM
Jesus Christ. If I wasn't allowed to like bands whose personal political beliefs conflicted with some of my own personal opinions, I'd have nothing to listen to. It's called compartmentalization.
 
2012-08-17 06:25:55 PM

Millennium: So basically, RATM is mad because someone heard their music and liked it, but still doesn't agree with them.


"Doesn't agree with them?" Like Gahndi "didn't agree" with the British occupation? Or the Syrian insurgents "don't agree" with the Assad regime?

Sheesh. You got a good future as a Fox commentator ahead of you.
 
2012-08-17 06:28:09 PM

Spade: Corvus: Has this jack-ass read any of their lyrics?

Rage is totally about crushing the 1%. They make Obama look like Grover Norquist. It's like if a liberal said their favorite book was Atlas Shrugged. It shows Ryan is very shallow in his thinking.

Except, of course, they are the 1% too. Morello's worth like $60m.


Yeah, and he does nothing but spend it on hos, Escalades and Cristal. What a hypocrite.
 
2012-08-17 06:34:56 PM

Spade: ongbok: You know if you did a simple Google search for "Rage Against the Machine charity" before you posted your little tirade you would have found quite a few links and avoided looking like a complete idiot.

It doesn't matter how many charities he supports. Or the pittance he donate compared to his wealth.
Once again

You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night.

Is he super rich? yes
Does he have more than he could ever spend? yes
Do millions of children go hungry ever night? yes

By his own standard, even if he's doing something he isn't doing enough. But I guess "Well, I did something!" is how he personally rationalizes having more than he could ever spend while millions go hungry.

BFD. Even Romney gives lots to "charity". All of these super rich guys do. It's always just enough to make their accountants happy.


It's funny. I use exactly the same arguments you do to justify doing absolutely nothing for anyone.

It really brings me a lot of peace.
 
2012-08-17 06:42:41 PM

MensRea: Jesus Christ. If I wasn't allowed to like bands whose personal political beliefs conflicted with some of my own personal opinions, I'd have nothing to listen to. It's called compartmentalization.



Yeah, but to say RATM is your  FAVORITE band, and not have some connection to their lyrics- of all bands- something ain't right.
 
2012-08-17 06:51:58 PM

downstairs: Yeah, but to say RATM is your FAVORITE band, and not have some connection to their lyrics- of all bands- something ain't right.


Especially if you are a Republican politician on the campaign trail. It smacks of ignorance at best and cynical manipulation at worst.
 
2012-08-17 06:53:53 PM

HallsOfMandos: balloot: This is missing a bigger point: Who, in 2012, says Rage Against the Machine is their favorite band? Has Paul Ryan been stuck in some sort of cryogenic stasis for 15 years?

I can beat that - it is 2012 and my favorite band is Skinny Puppy and they haven't been big (they were never really big) since late 80s/early 90s.


Ok, yeah. This.

No offense, balloot, but that's a teenager's argument. So last week.
 
2012-08-17 06:57:22 PM

Dr Dreidel: jigger: Dr Dreidel: He's a rich guy who actually has a conscience about it.

Yet he still has way more money than he can ever spend and millions of children still go hungry.

It makes him a far better person than Romney, Ryan, both Kochs, the Cock Army, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham and all the other rich as fark assholes who "have more money than they can ever spend" yet don't give two dry farks about the people going hungry. At least Morello has the self-awareness to want to give back to society, rather than seeking to extract as much as possible from it.

And Morello's not running for President and claiming to know the hearts and minds of every American.

// there's your third party vote - don't waste it on a Republican like Gary Johnson


Tell it.

And thanks for saving me all the typing in this thread.

This, that, these, and those.
 
2012-08-17 07:08:35 PM

dennysgod: This doesn't surprise me. I've seen a lot of things saying he liked grunge music in the 90's but he seems like he was a poser. I'm sure he listened, and probably really did like the grunge that was playing on that Top-40 stations at the time, but only because it was the "in-thing" at the time not realizing that grunge music aggression came from growing up poor and middle-class under the the failure of Reaganomics.


Same thing from the 'summer of love'
so I've been told. Lots of free drugs and free pussy, so of course wearing a flower in your hair and a tie-dye was the thing to do.
They didn't get it.
He doesn't get it.
 
2012-08-17 08:33:49 PM
I can take or leave RATM but Tom Morello is a badass. And Ryan has every right to like RATM, but he was clearly speaking from a position of gross naivete.
 
2012-08-17 09:08:22 PM

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


Is there anyone under the age of 30 who actually knows who Rage Against the Machine is? Just sayin'
 
2012-08-17 09:11:37 PM

downstairs: MensRea: Jesus Christ. If I wasn't allowed to like bands whose personal political beliefs conflicted with some of my own personal opinions, I'd have nothing to listen to. It's called compartmentalization.


Yeah, but to say RATM is your  FAVORITE band, and not have some connection to their lyrics- of all bands- something ain't right.


"Independents will think I'm edgy, my base has never heard of them, and the people who've heard their lyrics and think, 'Yeah, that's bullshiat!' are the ones who won't vote for me anyway."
 
2012-08-17 09:12:56 PM

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


Raises hand in agreement.
 
2012-08-17 09:13:54 PM
Hmm, yeah, I'm a little disappointed in Ryan naming Rage as his "favorite", but only because they suck. Self-titled was farkin' killer, and Evil Empire was o.k., but they got all full of themselves and went to shiat. I could put them in the top ten, maybe, but favorite is such a big word.

Has anybody mentioned Tom Araya yet?
 
2012-08-17 09:21:36 PM

Flaming Yawn: Millennium: So basically, RATM is mad because someone heard their music and liked it, but still doesn't agree with them.

"Doesn't agree with them?" Like Gahndi "didn't agree" with the British occupation? Or the Syrian insurgents "don't agree" with the Assad regime?

Sheesh. You got a good future as a Fox commentator ahead of you.


I'll be sure to pass along the recommendation, then; you've got me beat to hell on false equivalencies.
 
2012-08-17 09:23:47 PM

eudemonist: Hmm, yeah, I'm a little disappointed in Ryan naming Rage as his "favorite", but only because they suck. Self-titled was farkin' killer, and Evil Empire was o.k., but they got all full of themselves and went to shiat. I could put them in the top ten, maybe, but favorite is such a big word.


Oops, read source material. He counts them among his favorite bands. That's acceptable.
 
2012-08-17 09:37:40 PM

eudemonist: Hmm, yeah, I'm a little disappointed in Ryan naming Rage as his "favorite", but only because they suck. Self-titled was farkin' killer, and Evil Empire was o.k., but they got all full of themselves and went to shiat. I could put them in the top ten, maybe, but favorite is such a big word.

Has anybody mentioned Tom Araya yet?


n 1995 the band sent a free 7″ record to promote the upcoming album to everyone who signed up for the Rage Against the Machine fan club promoted in the liner notes of the debut CD as an apology for never having received anything. It came in a plain cardboard colored fold-out with a black-and-white American flag on the cover and the title "Evil Empire" and the band's name all in capitals. On the back was a UPC with marker scribble on the barcode. The A-side was a reissue of the "Evening Session" version of "Bombtrack" listed as "Bombtrack (Live on the BBC)" and the B-side was the then unreleased cover of N.W.A's "fark tha Police" recorded live on August 13, 1995 at a benefit concert for Mumia Abu Jamal at the Capitol Ballroom in Washington D.C.

People of the Sun video: The video, directed by Peter Christopherson and produced by Fiz Oliver at Squeak Pictures, opens with shots of a dead Mexican Indian girl; her arm starts bleeding and the blood shows the words "Trickle down". Statistics illustrating the plight of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation are shown from a film projector being run in a morgue. Military footage of United States arms arriving in Mexico and the Zapatistas themselves are interspersed with this and shots of the band playing in front of a brick wall in about a 10 by 10 space.

"Bulls on Parade" addresses the American military-industrial complex, a situation in which industry (the arms industry, primarily) urges government to take military action, with the intent of obtaining military contracts, to thereby increase its revenue. The idiom "bulls on parade" refers to a bull market. The symbol may also mean the muscularity of American responses to complex problems, acting more like bulls showing off with violence rather than pursuing diplomatic means. Also the verse, "They rally around the family, with a pocket full of shells" could refer to the composer's belief that American politicians in both parties represent the family as an integral part of their policies, but in actuality they use this as a "scarecrow" tactic because they really have pockets full of ammo ("shells") catering to the military-industrial complex.

The verse in the song, "Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes, not need, just feed the war cannibal animal", refers to the military-industrial complex and to the war economy.

Lyrics from Vietnow:
Turn on the radio, nah fark it, turn it off
Fear is your only God on the radio
Nah fark it, turn it off
Turn it off, turn on the radio, nah fark it, turn it off
Fear is your only God on the radio
Nah fark it, your Saviour, my guillotine
Crosses and kerosene
Merge on the networks, slangin' nerve gas
Up jump the boogie then bang, let 'em hang
While the paranoid tryin' to stuff the void
Let's capture this AM mayhem

/Yeah, I'm sure this is one of Ryan's favorite bands.
 
2012-08-17 09:39:23 PM

eudemonist: eudemonist: Hmm, yeah, I'm a little disappointed in Ryan naming Rage as his "favorite", but only because they suck. Self-titled was farkin' killer, and Evil Empire was o.k., but they got all full of themselves and went to shiat. I could put them in the top ten, maybe, but favorite is such a big word.

Oops, read source material. He counts them among his favorite bands. That's acceptable.


Prussian Blue was a top ten fave of MLK's descendants. Saw it on the intertubes. They said the songs were catchy and had a good beat. You can dance to it. Favorite band is, of course, Megadeath.
 
2012-08-17 09:43:37 PM

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?


I think it's more about the fact that according to their guitarist "he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," so it's a bit weird that he's trying to claim street cred by listing them among his favorite bands.
 
x23
2012-08-17 09:59:16 PM

cmb53208: Pffft, I had Paul Ryan pegged as a Phil Collins fan.


i could see that...

www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-08-17 10:24:39 PM

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

Raises hand in agreement.


If this were a cynical play for younger voters you would think he would pick a band that doesn't make everybody go "wtf?" I mean he could have chosen Perl Jam or Alice in Chains or Radiohead or any number of bands that make him seem hip to people of voting age without making it look like he doesn't have a clue.
 
2012-08-17 10:32:31 PM

Spade: Hey, I'm a Libertarian and like RATM. They play good music. If I worried about the political views of every product I bought I'd never get anything done.


I might be projecting a little bit: I agree with your sentiment that "moral consumerism is a deep rabbit hole" but I find it absolutely dumbfounding to choose RAtM to make that point.

It would be different if you made someone like Moby your example because, while he is very outspoken politically, he doesn't theme all of this songs' lyrics around them.

Maybe I missed your point, though.
 
2012-08-17 10:33:54 PM

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

Raises hand in agreement.

If this were a cynical play for younger voters you would think he would pick a band that doesn't make everybody go "wtf?" I mean he could have chosen Perl Jam or Alice in Chains or Radiohead or any number of bands that make him seem hip to people of voting age without making it look like he doesn't have a clue.


It could be that he has really bad advisers. But yeah, it's odd that he would pick a band that's kinda over-the-top with bringing strongly anti-conservative politics into their music.

You'd think the right-wing blog-o-sphere would be disparaging him for this, the same way they went nuts over Common's appearance at the White House.
 
2012-08-17 11:10:54 PM
Isn't Mitt Romney roughly the same age as Patrick Bateman? Interesting parallels.
 
2012-08-17 11:17:46 PM

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


Jesus Christ, will you conservative trolls think up ANYTHING for a nickname for Obama that sounds intelligent and not full-derp retarded? Every single one of 'em has the word "fart" in it, I swear. Grow the fark up and try using that shiat between your ears to come up with something original!
 
2012-08-17 11:31:18 PM

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


well, lets see.... you have a highly visible, loyal fan who publicly says he appreciates your music. Logic would dictate you throw him under the bus, right?

no, wait, pretty sure you are right.
 
2012-08-17 11:34:47 PM
Acrtually, if *I* were Paul Ryan, id reply with something like

"I still love them. I am EXACTLY the type of person who loves there music. If you see someone buying their music, they probably are a lot like me"

Just to scare off a few puchases to get even with the ungrateful doucebag.
 
2012-08-17 11:56:14 PM

my lip balm addiction: sweetmelissa31: It's like Fartblackma saying his favorite band is Prussian Blue.

Jesus Christ, will you conservative trolls think up ANYTHING for a nickname for Obama that sounds intelligent and not full-derp retarded? Every single one of 'em has the word "fart" in it, I swear. Grow the fark up and try using that shiat between your ears to come up with something original!


really? you think CONSERVATIVES are the ones calling him fartbama? you do understand sarcasm, right?
 
2012-08-18 12:42:39 AM
Paul Ryan liking RATM because of sound is no different than 99% of the population who listen to music based on the beats or the sound of the music. Rap music for example didn't become popular because of any lyrics and content, most white people wouldn't like the lyrics of any so called "serious" rap, they just bob their head and wear the silly clothes and look and act stupid while doing it.

Take a group such as wu tang from the 90's when they sold really well...all of those white kids buying their music and they probably thought for a short while that people actually understood their nation of gods and earth theology garbage.

It is the same with ratm and most other "socially conscious" bands. They don't have a real fan base, based on their ideology, only a mass of idiots who think the music sounds "hard" and makes them feel good.

I happen to be someone who cares about lyrics, at least to an extent and so I never cared much for rage but I can't fault someone for liking them for their sound either. You could even argue that in any song the instruments should be able to stand alone even without singing... of course even with singing the voice itself would be considered an instrument and the lyrics still wouldn't matter. Death metal songs usually have lyrics but often the growling is just part of the music and it is impossible to decipher what is being said. 

/to each their own I suppose
 
2012-08-18 01:28:18 AM

Rev.K: 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.


That would be Helter Skelter.
 
2012-08-18 01:48:46 AM
Yeah... cuz.... ummmm...... Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello are totally conservative. Not only are they conservative, but they're conservative under the modern definition of conservative found here in the USA, which is batshiat right-wing fantastical insane by most any other standard found in the modern world. Then you've got Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, who are bible-toting Jesus-freaks that thump the shiat outta that there bible in the name of Aryan Jaysus right up there on that there stage. God, what stalwart nationalistic patriots them guys is.
 
2012-08-18 02:52:08 AM
The disassociation of the GOP and their base is astounding.
 
2012-08-18 05:09:07 AM

jigger: Dr Dreidel: He's a rich guy who actually has a conscience about it.

Yet he still has way more money than he can ever spend and millions of children still go hungry.


Ummm no. I make just under 75K/yr. I could easily spend 60 million. Hell, I could do it easily AND not have anything to show for it if I were an idiot.

People who think $60M is way more than somebody could spend are idiots. Me personally? I'd put together a contract manufacturing plant with high precision Japanese CNC machines while hiring a set of DB programmers to put together a turn-key database that allowed integration from the bottom of the labor pool all the way to the tippy top of the management chain (me) and start manufacturing both products that I've been developing over the course of the past decade and probably try to get some medical device contracts to pay the bills until either the products I think might sell or the product developed during the set up stage of the shop started selling. That $60M would be spent and I'd be running on credit before the first spindle started turning.

I know the value of a dollar, I've worked for minimum wage, I've worked for barely over minimum wage, and I've never held a job that isn't either dangerous or where injuries aren't just common but part of the job description. I've never had more than $25K on my person or in accumulated wealth at any point in my life. Even I know that $60M is easy to spend. Try to get some perspective, it's not the people with 7 or 8 fortunes that are the problem. It's the ones with 9 and 10 figure fortunes that are farking things up.
 
2012-08-18 08:57:23 AM
It makes sense- Paul Ryan and Tom Morello are both really good at masking corporate interests behind useless, pandering rhetoric.

Most of you miss the point that Rage Against the Machine was signed to one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. You can talk about change from the inside all you want, but the band's profits went to the bottom line of a corporation. The article in Rolling Stone is going to sell cigarettes, cars and credit cards to dumb white kids. There are plenty of political bands out there that were able to not be greedy pigs and keep their integrity. Rage Against The Machine wasn't one of them

And hey, Leonard Peltier is still in jail.
 
2012-08-18 09:42:40 AM

Peter_B_Risen: Can you imagine if GWB said that his favorite modern band was Green Day? Billie Joe's head would assplode.


In that case, I wish GWB would say that, since a world without Billie Joe would be a much better world.
 
2012-08-18 12:56:34 PM
my lip balm addiction: sweetmelissa31: It's like Fartblackma saying his favorite band is Prussian Blue.

Jesus Christ, will you conservative trolls think up ANYTHING for a nickname for Obama that sounds intelligent and not full-derp retarded? Every single one of 'em has the word "fart" in it, I swear. Grow the fark up and try using that shiat between your ears to come up with something original!


I don't know her but she's anything other than a conservative troll. This is just too good.
 
2012-08-18 01:13:30 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: It makes sense- Paul Ryan and Tom Morello are both really good at masking corporate interests behind useless, pandering rhetoric.

Most of you miss the point that Rage Against the Machine was signed to one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. You can talk about change from the inside all you want, but the band's profits went to the bottom line of a corporation. The article in Rolling Stone is going to sell cigarettes, cars and credit cards to dumb white kids. There are plenty of political bands out there that were able to not be greedy pigs and keep their integrity. Rage Against The Machine wasn't one of them

And hey, Leonard Peltier is still in jail.


RATM are sellouts?
 
2012-08-18 08:10:43 PM

Coco LaFemme: 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.


The GOP is completely, 100% convinced that RATM is exactly what the stand for. They think they're the White Saviors who, if they had lived during the correct eras, would have stopped attacks on Native Americans, stopped slavery, stopped the Japanese Internment, stopped both World Wars, and now are going to stop the hatred against white people.

And this op-ed is exactly why I love RATM. I might not be able to understand half the lyrics, but damn do I love this band so much right now.
 
2012-08-20 07:17:00 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: It makes sense- Paul Ryan and Tom Morello are both really good at masking corporate interests behind useless, pandering rhetoric.

Most of you miss the point that Rage Against the Machine was signed to one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. You can talk about change from the inside all you want, but the band's profits went to the bottom line of a corporation. The article in Rolling Stone is going to sell cigarettes, cars and credit cards to dumb white kids. There are plenty of political bands out there that were able to not be greedy pigs and keep their integrity. Rage Against The Machine wasn't one of them

And hey, Leonard Peltier is still in jail.


This band is bad, vote for the Grand Ole Opry.
 
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