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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post


Good sir, I will not stand idly & listen to you besmirch the heavenly sounds of Christopher Cross!

 

I'm puttin' up my dukes! Say hello to my right fist, "Sailing", and my left fist, "Arthur's Theme"!


oh yeah, well....."Ride Like the Wind" judo chop......

 

LOL

 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post


oh yeah, well....."Ride Like the Wind" judo chop......

 

LOL

 


Is that the best that you can do?

 

 

 

post #2403 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Dr Vivisector View Post


Is that the best that you can do?

 

 


well....crap, now I'm torn....on one hand I am amused...on the other hand, I want to open a vein....

 

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Thread Starter 

All Right....guess There's No Time For Talk.

post #2405 of 10454
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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

Semi-serious question: What the fuck is up with metal guys and republicans? Because it seems like there's a huge number of them in the scene.



Since Metallica are out of San Fransisco, I'm assuming they have elitist European Anti-American values.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

Since Metallica are out of San Fransisco, I'm assuming they have elitist European Anti-American values.


Too true. Few people know that "Ride The Lightning" is actually a song about how great electric cars are.

 

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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

Semi-serious question: What the fuck is up with metal guys and republicans? Because it seems like there's a huge number of them in the scene.


Metal positions itself as the music of rebellion, but it's more often about misanthropy. There's a lot of power fantasy going on that dovetails nicely with libertarian thoughts of being your own uber-mensch.

 

So yeah, aggression, finger-pointing, alpha-maleism and all that. We're not all that way but I can see the Rightness in the scene. 
 

 

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Since when does Dave Mustaine represent all of heavy metal?  I assume a Santorum endorsement is in lock-step with Dave being a born-again Christian.  He's also 50 now, which is making me sad. :(

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Back when I was a kid and being into metal was a badge of honour rather than a shameful secret, I liked some of those Megadeth songs. To me Hangar 18 was way cooler than anything by Metallica or Slayer. But I'm no expert. Wasn't most of his stuff basically the epitome of impotent white rage?

 

Still sometimes listen to Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, and of course the old school Acca Dacca. Seriously doubt any of those guys would come out with something as idiotic as a Santorum endorsement (especially Bon, since he's dead)

 

On a somewhat related music/politics note, it's a couple of weeks old but has this hilarious bit of news been mentioned?

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/newt-gingrich-sued-eye-of-the-tiger-music_n_1242625.html

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I ain't dissing metal by the way.* I've just seemingly noticed a lot of artists in the genre have leanings towards the right that I find slightly amusing.

 

 

*She says pointing to her Witchfinder General albums.

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Dave Mustaine is an asshole. Don't get me wrong, solid metal guitarist. I wish he was still in Metallica. But that's just it-- he's such a prick that he GOT KICKED OUT OF METALLICA FOR BEING A DRUNK. The band that is filled with such egos that they need a therapist to listen to them bitch while recording albums couldn't take Dave's behavior. I think that says it all.

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When it came down to Santorum and Romney, a thought crossed my mind...this all seemed very familiar...

 

 

Santorum: Mitt? Hi, it's-

Romney: I know who this is. Speak. 

Santorum: I was just wondering if you were considering anyone for vice-president. 

Romney:  I’d be happy to work with you.

Santorum: You would? Yes, yes, of course, that’s wonderful---

Romney: But there is one condition for this work.

Santorum: All right...

Romney:  I’d like you to tell me that you are a false prophet. I’d like you to tell me that you are, and have been, a false prophet, and that God is a superstition.

Santorum:  But that’s a lie. It’s a lie, I cannot say it...

Romney: You know, hold on, I think I have Newt on the other line.

Santorum: I am a false prophet and God is a superstition, if that’s what you believe, then I will say it.

Romney:  Say it like you mean it.

Santorum: Mitt...

Romney: Say it like it's your sermon.... Don’t smile!

Santorum: I am a false prophet, God is a superstition--

Romney: Say it again. 

Santorum: I am a false prophet, God is a superstition! 

Romney: That position's been filled. 

Santorum: What? 

 

 

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all those Santorum supporters need to lower their hands and extinguish their lighters.....

 

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MustaineGate: Megadeth Frontman Says He Didn’t Endorse Rick Santorum

 

But the union is not official…not yet anyway. Mustaine sent out a press release later on Wednesday after his thoughts on the campaign broke, and the venerable metal guitarist backed away from his statement. From Billboard:

 

Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate,” the rocker said in a release after earlier reports had him backing Republican Rick Santorum on Wednesday. “What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I’ve seen good qualities in all the candidates but by no means have made my choice yet. I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter, but I never used the word ‘endorse.’

 

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Mustaine backs away from his earlier comment by saying that he was actually endorsing an unsigned death metal band, "Satanorum".

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

Rachel Maddow: GOP already rigging the nomination?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pngwcQQW5bA&context=C36c65efADOEgsToPDskJQhWsM0zfT2GLe0Uosmvpt

 



First the CPAC vote and now Maine?   Yup, Mitt is literally trying to buy the presidency.   I'm good with Santorum as the noiminee now.

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Sarah Palin is totes ready for an Open Convention:

 

http://wonkette.com/463952/sarah-palin-is-plotting-her-greatest-grift-of-all#more-463952

 

Meanwhile, the same article points out that Palin and Gingrich are in a deathmatch for the title of "Least-liked American politician"

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/gingrich-joins-palin-as-the-most-disliked-politician-in-america/2011/03/04/gIQA0mWUGR_blog.html

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

Rachel Maddow: GOP already rigging the nomination?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pngwcQQW5bA&context=C36c65efADOEgsToPDskJQhWsM0zfT2GLe0Uosmvpt

 



Clearly, those bastards at ACORN are responsible. And activist judges, somehow.

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

Sarah Palin is totes ready for an Open Convention:

 

http://wonkette.com/463952/sarah-palin-is-plotting-her-greatest-grift-of-all#more-463952

 

Meanwhile, the same article points out that Palin and Gingrich are in a deathmatch for the title of "Least-liked American politician"

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/gingrich-joins-palin-as-the-most-disliked-politician-in-america/2011/03/04/gIQA0mWUGR_blog.html

 

 




I could have told you THAT.   In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Christie and Rubio are thinking the same but smart enough not to say anything.   It won't happen since any backroom deal would favor Romney but you never know.   I hope she succeeds.

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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post

all those Santorum supporters need to lower their hands and extinguish their lighters.....

 


 

Megadeth guy issued a press release about this? Too funny. Someone should tell him that nobody gives a fuck what he thinks either way.

 

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interesting interview between Bill Moyers and former Reagan economist Bruce Bartlett

 

while he could be blamed for alot of the crap that has happened since Reagan was in office, it does say something when 'insiders' are voicing their....concerns(?)

 

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Bill Moyers and Bruce Bartlett on Where the Right Went Wrong

 

Bill Moyers talks with conservative economist Bruce Bartlett, who wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House, and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Now he's a heretic in the conservative circles where he once was a star. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation.

 

<excerpt from the transcript>

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BILL MOYERS: You remind me that ideology is a worldview that can be believed despite all the evidence to the contrary.

 

BRUCE BARTLETT: Well, it's very much like religion. And I think that it's not a surprise that so many very, you know, devout Christians are a part of the Republican Party and accept a lot of this. Because the nature of deep religious belief is faith, which means you accept things for which there is no proof.

And so, I think it's not that hard to shift that faith over to believe a lot other things that you've been told are true so many times that you just accept that on faith as well. That if you cut taxes, revenues will go up, you know, and things of this sort. That all tax cuts are good and all spending cuts are good, and all government is bad.

BILL MOYERS: Are you pessimistic?

 

BRUCE BARTLETT: Oh, absolutely. I'm very pessimistic.

 

BILL MOYERS: What makes you most pessimistic right now?

 

BRUCE BARTLETT: The gridlock in Congress. Or I don't know. It's the lack of willingness to discuss issues in a reality-based way. We just seem to live in a zone in which people no longer really seem to care about facts or analysis. And we talk in sound bites.

And the media of course contribute to this. The decline of the major media. People don't want to read magazines. They don't even want to read a newspaper article if it's more than a couple of inches. And if it doesn't mention Lindsay Lohan, they move on.

Clearly people don't seem to know as much. And they don't seem to care that they don't know as much about public policy or just the basic facts of, you know, how much does the government tax, how much does the government spend? What does the government spend money on? I've seen more than one poll that shows people believe that 20 percent of government spending goes to foreign aid.

20 percent. It's actually one percent. But of course if you believe a huge percentage of government spending is going to just giveaways to foreigners then why not cut taxes and slash spending? It's not coming out of anything that matters to you. People have to be given the factual information they need to make decisions. And they're not getting it. And they may not even want it.

 

 

 

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I almost had a stroke listening to that.  Thanks for the link.  It was a great interview.

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Foster Friess, billionaire Santorum backer, demonstrating the general conservative ignorance with regards to contraception perfectly:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/santorum-backer-foster-friess-day-gals-used-aspirin-193938581.html

 

These people cannot conceive of a world where contraceptives have a legitimate, responsible purpose.

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Oh my....

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Originally Posted by Draco Senior View Post

Foster Friess, billionaire Santorum backer, demonstrating the general conservative ignorance with regards to contraception perfectly:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/santorum-backer-foster-friess-day-gals-used-aspirin-193938581.html

 

These people cannot conceive of a world where contraceptives have a legitimate, responsible purpose.



Well sex without procreation is a sin and has no purpose as far as they're concerned so I guess that stands to reason in their twisted stunted little hearts.

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One of my prouder moments on these boards was ripping into Bob McDonnell for his Confederacy Day and making it okay to fire people for being gay shenanigans. And now there's this bullshit.

 

So... run a campaign of "fiscal responsibility" and fulfill your mandate by introducing state sanctioned bigotry and rape. How many BrewThru t-shirts does my collective state legislature own? Probably all of them. I guess McDonnell's cuddling up to Santorum instead of Romney now?

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You know maybe these guys all need to have shit shoved up their dicks. Maybe that'll learn 'em.

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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

You know maybe these guys all need to have shit shoved up their dicks. Maybe that'll learn 'em.


as someone who has had a catheter "there", this might do the trick....but with regards to conservatives, they may already be paying for this in their off hours.

 

 

 

 

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I need to make t-shirts with a picture of a fetus on them that say "Job Creator" underneath. That would sell like hotcakes at the GOP convention.

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Santorum's views on sex don't seem that different from Winston's in 1984.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

Santorum's views on sex don't seem that different from Winston's in 1984.


Really? I thought Winston had quite the taste for illicit sexual encounters (and you know, actually having fun). It was the Party that had the problem with it. "We will abolish the orgasm ..."

 

Those bastards.

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I made a mistake. It was O'Brein who explained to party's views of sex to Winston. That is what I meant.

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I might be alone here, but every time I see Santorum on TV, I keep seeing him as Kevin Bacon in Animal House....

 

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Fuckin' South. 

 

Also, Yahoo declares Obama the winner of the 2012 elections! This is the part where I worry about counting chickens before they hatch. 

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

I made a mistake. It was O'Brein who explained to party's views of sex to Winston. That is what I meant.


O'Brien ...

 

*sent to Room 101 for punishment. Made to write "I will not correct people's spelling on the Internet ten thousand times."*

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Please!!! Just don't  let the rats eat my face!!!!!!!!!

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You just know that behind the scenes these conservatives are into some hard core decadence.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

Semi-serious question: What the fuck is up with metal guys and republicans? Because it seems like there's a huge number of them in the scene.



What does it say about me that I went back to the group shot of Newt's Rangers and looked for Tony Stark, Victor Von Doom, and Alex Murphy?

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I know he says he's all xtian, but Santorum was looking might satanic up in Tacoma with that lighting he had...

 

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r-SANTORUM-OBAMA-BIBLE-huge.jpg

"No no no, I am definitely not evil. Although, you will all be on fire if I am elected."

 

Somewhere, Christopher Walken is buying a scope rifle.

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I figured it out....what we're seeing is Rick Santorum's "Pit of Ultimate Darkness"

 

 

 

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With a larger than average flashlight fastened to the front of his podium, Santorum entertained a crowd of nitwits with spooky campfire stories:

 

r-SANTORUM-OBAMA-BIBLE-huge.jpg

"...the gay minority was calling from inside the house!"

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r-SANTORUM-OBAMA-BIBLE-huge.jpg

 

"....and then he slowly grabbed the condom from his wallet...."

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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

 

 

r-SANTORUM-OBAMA-BIBLE-huge.jpg

 


 Then the unmarried couple had sex for no other reason then it felt really good! BOO!!

 

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Romney channeling Brick Tamland?

 

 

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Why is Mitt even running? Boredom? He's just trying SO hard to give a shit about humans & human things but he simply cannot pull it off. It's like watching a dog lick peanut butter off the roof of it's mouth.

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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

Why is Mitt even running? Boredom? He's just trying SO hard to give a shit about humans & human things but he simply cannot pull it off. It's like watching a dog lick peanut butter off the roof of it's mouth.


well, watching a dog lick peanut butter can be fairly amusing....watching Romney try and show compassion is just sad.

 

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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

Why is Mitt even running? Boredom? He's just trying SO hard to give a shit about humans & human things but he simply cannot pull it off. It's like watching a dog lick peanut butter off the roof of it's mouth.



It's got to be frustrating for the guy, though.  He spends a decade or so preparing to win the nomination of a party that had fully identified itself as that of the rich and soon-to-be-rich (or "middle class", as it's sometimes known), where the rhetoric contained a healthy amount of outright contempt for the poor.  Now all of a sudden the landscape has changed, and he's got to preach trickle-down economics to crowds that are scraping to stay above the poverty line, which is a much tougher sell than a few short years ago when the entire GOP base viewed itself as upwardly mobile.  It's enough to give anyone rhetorical whiplash, but for a synthetic vocal interface unit like Romney, for whom the examination and rendering of human emotion will forever be a work in progress, it has to be extra difficult.

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