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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2012, 09:03:34 AM »
I think it's awesome that in an election year, this thread hasn't been updated in four months. Kind of speaks volumes, eh?


I jokingly asked someone yesterday if Romney was still running.

And then I realized that I wasn't joking.

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #91 on: August 12, 2012, 09:12:23 AM »
Wait...have I just not had my coffee yet or is this wrong?

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On August 10, 2012, it was announced that presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Presumptive? He is the Republican nominee, right? Or did something happen at the convention?

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2012, 11:18:35 AM »
The convention starts August 27th.

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #93 on: August 13, 2012, 09:41:34 AM »
What happened to Ron Paul?

I want him to dress up in a gnome outfit.
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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #94 on: August 13, 2012, 09:56:34 AM »
The convention starts August 27th.

Oh my god! It's never going to end!

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #95 on: August 17, 2012, 05:30:14 PM »
Talk about just not fucking getting it. At all.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816#ixzz23oXpFTYc

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Tom Morello: 'Paul Ryan Is the Embodiment of the Machine Our Music Rages Against'
Rage Against the Machine's guitarist blasts Romney's VP pick and unlikely Rage fan

By Tom Morello
August 16, 2012 6:44 PM ET

Last week, Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Republican architect of Congress's radical right-wing budget plan, as his running mate. Ryan has previously cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. Rage guitarist Tom Morello responds in this exclusive op-ed.

Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.

Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.

I wonder what Ryan's favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of "Fuck the Police"? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!

Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions.

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.

But Rage's music affects people in different ways. Some tune out what the band stands for and concentrate on the moshing and throwing elbows in the pit. For others, Rage has changed their minds and their lives. Many activists around the world, including organizers of the global occupy movement, were radicalized by Rage Against the Machine and work tirelessly for a more humane and just planet. Perhaps Paul Ryan was moshing when he should have been listening.

My hope is that maybe Paul Ryan is a mole. Maybe Rage did plant some sensible ideas in this extreme fringe right wing nut job. Maybe if elected, he'll pardon Leonard Peltier.  Maybe he'll throw U.S. military support behind the Zapatistas. Maybe he'll fill Guantanamo Bay with the corporate criminals that are funding his campaign – and then torture them with Rage music 24/7. That's one possibility. But I'm not betting on it.

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #96 on: September 10, 2012, 12:40:14 PM »

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2012, 01:36:25 PM »
The radio host is good, although I think Romney holds his own well enough, although it's funny when he gets angry.
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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2012, 02:59:06 PM »
So catching up on the conventions...and amazed. The Republican convention was just a little maze of outrage. Some old, insane sideshow America.

The DNC is bright, cheerful, and desperately extending olive branches.

The difference is so glaringly obvious...why aren't people seeing it? Not intending that to be a partisan statement, it's just that the Republican Convention felt like a news broadcast in the Hunger Games world...

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #99 on: September 11, 2012, 12:47:08 AM »
As I've been saying, I don't see any way Obama loses this.

Now the Senate...I think there's a good chance that swings back to the Republicans.

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2012, 12:50:28 PM »
tee-hee...


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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #101 on: September 25, 2012, 12:48:12 PM »
I'm deep in the BAd Lip Reading Youtube hole:





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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2012, 11:15:24 AM »
Ugh. Debate night. I'm going to go home and watch Stargate instead.

Though the Post has this up today:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/02/the-10-most-memorable-moments-in-presidential-debates/?tid=ts_carousel

With amusing videos!

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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2012, 11:48:51 AM »
Ugh. Debate night. I'm going to go home and watch Stargate instead.

Though the Post has this up today:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/02/the-10-most-memorable-moments-in-presidential-debates/?tid=ts_carousel

With amusing videos!


Haha...Jesus. This is amazing. Clinton was great.



This is all about the moderator's response:


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Re: 2012 Roundup
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2012, 06:16:36 PM »
Bill Clinton was a great speaker: Tony Blair tried to imitate him quite a lot, and to much success.
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