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Wow, love it (and love RATM too). :)
 
*Tom Morello* in an op-ed against +Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan:

"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."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816
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I'm clueless about Led Zeppelin and I can enjoy their music; they might even hate me if they knew me (grin).
 
Um...sounds like another entertainer trying to tell me what I should think.  I'll think for myself, thanks.  Shut up and play.
 
Because they're for people who need help thinking? I actually like their music.
 
No, just cuz they're quite preachy compared to most bands. :)
 
True story. and while I have your attention, Joseph. I am a fan of the work you do at Google. Nothing short of amazing. Keep up the good work.
 
funny how RATM still enjoys the millions from selling records and working for sony yet decries working for somebody else. ;)
 
Yeah I'm sure they wish it were easier to gain widespread distribution without being forced to submit to the record industry oligopoly. Hopefully tech and social networks will continue to disrupt there. And I'm not sure how many "millions" they made even so... ;)
 
Ratm is playing the theme song for the machine and is to stupid to know it.
 
the've apparently sold 16 million records so far - plus concert/merch revenue - that's a bunch.  and joseph, google is rapidly becoming 'the machine' lol
 
It's tough being a big successful company, no doubt about it. But I judge companies/ industries/policies by the ratio of genuine value creation to rent extraction, and by that measure I'd say Google is still doing great, which is more than I can say for some of our industry (and definitely for many of the industries/policies in the US, per our previous thread).
 
Hadn't heard of it, but I've read several of D'Souza's books (I enjoyed talking with him on more than one occasion while at Stanford) so I'll try to check it out.
 
BTW if there are other intelligent conservative thinkers that you think make compelling, empirically supported arguments, please let me know--they're hard to find these days. ;)
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