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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 60
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2012-08-17 11:14:22 AM
9 votes:
Some of those that oppose taxes, are the same that ask for stimulus money
2012-08-17 10:01:03 AM
7 votes:

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 09:35:17 AM
7 votes:
It's like Fartblackma saying his favorite band is Prussian Blue.
2012-08-17 11:30:58 AM
6 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-08-17 10:56:17 AM
6 votes:
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are American dreams (x8)


That was sarcasm, Mr. Ryan.
2012-08-17 11:37:31 AM
5 votes:
tax cuts are a gift 
2012-08-17 11:22:53 AM
5 votes:
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 10:50:45 AM
5 votes:
The Chik Fil A guy loves the Scissor Sisters.
2012-08-17 09:52:45 AM
5 votes:
I always pictured Manson to be more of a Beach Boys fan.
2012-08-17 10:57:17 AM
4 votes:
They should play "Killing in the Name" when they introduce him at the RNC.
2012-08-17 09:40:41 AM
4 votes:

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 11:43:53 AM
3 votes:
i285.photobucket.com
2012-08-17 11:04:46 AM
3 votes:
Hey girl, rage against the Medicare machine.
2012-08-17 11:01:44 AM
3 votes:

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.
x23
2012-08-17 09:59:16 PM
2 votes:

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


i could see that...

www.inquisitr.com
2012-08-17 01:48:24 PM
2 votes:
Paul Ryan also said that Ayn Rand inspired him to become a public servant live off the taxpayer's teat, so I don't think he's too bright.
2012-08-17 01:37:12 PM
2 votes:
Romney can't decide between N.W.A. and Anal coont.
2012-08-17 01:33:39 PM
2 votes:

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


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-08-17 01:31:08 PM
2 votes:
In other news:

David Duke announced his favorite band is Public Enemy (the old stuff when the S1Ws were still around)

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2012-08-17 01:26:44 PM
2 votes:
It's like Turkey changing their national anthem to a System of a Down song.

// "Chic'n'Stu", for the lulz
2012-08-17 01:00:18 PM
2 votes:
Mitt Romney's favorite musician:

www.mtv.com

Tax cuts, tax cuts all type of tax cuts,
Tax cuts for the rich and tax cuts for the super-rich,
Girl, girl, get that cash,
If it's being born rich or marrying a rich guy
2012-08-17 12:53:39 PM
2 votes:
Mitt Romney's favorite album:

image.lyricspond.com
2012-08-17 12:31:26 PM
2 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: I'm a huge Toby Keith fan. I don't always agree with his political views, but the music is so darn good.

 
 
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2012-08-17 11:32:00 AM
2 votes:
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 11:01:17 AM
2 votes:

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 11:00:42 AM
2 votes:

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 09:08:57 AM
2 votes:
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 04:33:08 PM
1 votes:
For those who still don't understand why this is weird and kind of amusing, let me explain by analogy.

Imagine if Obama hung this painting in the Oval Office:

www.teaparty.org
2012-08-17 04:07:20 PM
1 votes:

Spade: Awe, did I insult your musical hero who talks a good game about your favorite causes?


No, you simpering cockmongler. I think Libertarians are morons.
2012-08-17 03:44:08 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Romney can't decide between N.W.A. and Anal coont.


he is said to love the NWA album 'Straight Outta tha Hamptons'

(coming straight outta the Hamptons
crazy mormon father named Romney
from a gang called Mormons wit attitude
when I'm called off, I got a super PAC
hit the button and bodies are hauled off)
2012-08-17 03:01:07 PM
1 votes:

Blue_Blazer: What if Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers made an album of Black Liberation Theology songs with some Weathermen backup singers?


I'd give that a listen. Hell, if they toured, I might even go see it.

Now, if I found out President Obama was a big fan of Skrewdriver, that would raise an eyebrow.
2012-08-17 02:57:35 PM
1 votes:
Paul Ryan's favorite album:

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-08-17 02:55:17 PM
1 votes:

sprawl15: 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?

His second favorite band is Savage Garden.


His third favorite band is Wham!
/He still wears his Choose Life shirt to bed. He got an extra large because it's all cuddly and stuff.
2012-08-17 02:53:36 PM
1 votes:
Sure, it's understandable. Ryan sees Freedom, Killing in the Name Of and Bulls on Parade as instruction manuals.
2012-08-17 02:44:43 PM
1 votes:

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?


His second favorite band is Savage Garden.
2012-08-17 02:44:41 PM
1 votes:

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?


He went to Miami. He probably thought himself as one of the cool kids just cause he listed to 97x or something. I bet he was really an Extra Beats fan.
2012-08-17 02:37:59 PM
1 votes:
I'd say that at this point, it's official: the republicans want Obama to win. Why? Because they like the way things are going. Congress blocks or porks out most everything Obama tries to pass, and meanwhile he takes the blame for the economy and lack of jobs, even though these problems stem from republican corporate heads who are halting production and outsourcing jobs. As soon as a Republican is elected, They'll invest in raw materials with the trillions of dollars they've been clinging to and start up production. Everyone will be so desperate for jobs at this point, that all in-country hires will be done at or close to minimum wage with few benefits, and the unions will be weakened to the point of breaking due to the surplus of willing scabs. All the while, Fux news will hail the GOP as the Saviors of the economy, while downplaying the success of Obama's stimulus package. Then come the mandatory "Inoculations" which are really just flavor enhancers for our new alien overlords.
2012-08-17 02:36:51 PM
1 votes:
Everyone here seems convinced that Ran is either not listening to the lyrics or is clueless about the politics of the band. I think it's more likely (and scarier) to think that he's aware of the band's activist and revolutionary stance, but is recasting it in his head so that he and his fellow Randian "individualists" are fighting against the crushing conformity and soul-destroying, life-sucking power of the Democrat(ic) party, voting-rights activists and Keynsian economic theories. He's the hero in his head.
2012-08-17 02:29:16 PM
1 votes:
Next you guys will tell me that Born in the U.S.A. isn't an awesomely patriotic song about how great America is.
2012-08-17 02:19:24 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: 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.

Apparently Chris Christie is a huge Springsteen fan, although that's a Jersey thing more than anything about politics. And it just eats him up that Springsteen hates his politics.


Well, I for one am certainly glad he hasn't fallen into the trap of reexamining his worldviews and the impacts of his behavior on his fellow man.
2012-08-17 02:13:03 PM
1 votes:
Why is it weird? Cognitive Dissonance is one of the cornerstones of their platform.

"I sure do love the down-home message of a political band that opposes everything I stand for!"

is sorta like:

"Tax cuts for the rich and tax increase on the middle class will help the middle class!!"
2012-08-17 02:10:58 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: 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.

Apparently Chris Christie is a huge Springsteen fan, although that's a Jersey thing more than anything about politics. And it just eats him up that Springsteen hates his politics.


Well, for once something is eating him up, instead of the other way around.
2012-08-17 01:52:49 PM
1 votes:
I wonder if Sheriff Joe Arapaio listens to MDC?

3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-08-17 01:46:55 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Nixon's favorite band was Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.


Well, he did have soul.
2012-08-17 01:44:53 PM
1 votes:
Tom Morello is either a Fark lurker, or I'm a Wizard.

i49.tinypic.com
2012-08-17 01:37:33 PM
1 votes:

Nabb1: St_Francis_P: SlothB77: St_Francis_P: SlothB77: well, Zack de la Rocha is a huge communist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_views_and_activism_of_Rage_Aga i nst_the_Machine

I'd be shocked if he wasn't. That's what this whole thread is about, basically.

just informing the ignorant.

Everyone here knows. You really need to inform Ryan.

He probably knows. It's possible to to have a deep appreciation for an artist's work without marching in lockstep with his political views.


But RATM is all about politics. It means the Ryan is just too stupid to get what the songs are about. It's like someone who reads Animal Farm and thinks it's a book about animals and can't see the deeper meaning.
2012-08-17 01:35:29 PM
1 votes:
Nixon's favorite band was Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
2012-08-17 01:30:20 PM
1 votes:
Pffft, I had Paul Ryan pegged as a Phil Collins fan.
2012-08-17 01:29:25 PM
1 votes:
Press Releases for Tomorrow:

Romney: My favorite band is Cannibal Corpse
Obama: My favorite artist is Ted Nugent
2012-08-17 01:28:14 PM
1 votes:
fark you, I won't pay what you tell me. fark you, I won't pay what you tell me!
2012-08-17 12:54:14 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: Paul Ryan is also a big fan of Public Enemy and KRS-One


THESE ARE THE TAX BREAKS.

OK I know not the same guy whatever.
2012-08-17 12:53:31 PM
1 votes:
Paul Ryan is also a big fan of Public Enemy and KRS-One
2012-08-17 12:46:58 PM
1 votes:
Tom Morello makes Woodie Guthrie look like Alan Jackson
2012-08-17 11:56:10 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: St_Francis_P: SlothB77: well, Zack de la Rocha is a huge communist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_views_and_activism_of_Rage_Aga i nst_the_Machine

I'd be shocked if he wasn't. That's what this whole thread is about, basically.

just informing the ignorant.


Everyone here knows. You really need to inform Ryan.
2012-08-17 11:48:58 AM
1 votes:
This is the kind of vile, disgusting comparison that lowers the bar yet again and turns everyone involved into a bunch of poo-flinging monkeys solely bent on denigrating the other side.
I mean, the Beatles were a good band.
2012-08-17 11:21:56 AM
1 votes:
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 10:51:29 AM
1 votes:
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 09:57:08 AM
1 votes:

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


Ding ding ding! We have a winner, folks!
2012-08-17 09:53:27 AM
1 votes:

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


No, no. Manson's favorite band is "Yes."
2012-08-17 09:40:20 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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