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Congressman Paul Ryan claims that his favorite band is "Rage Against the Machine." Say what? He must not be listening to the lyrics. Here's what RATM guitarist Tom Morello had to say about this admission from Mr. 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.
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"It is difficult to imagine that anyone looking at a society in which an ultra-rich financial elite and mega-corporations have the power to control almost every aspect of politics -- from who gets elected to how laws are enacted -- could possibly mistake this social order and system of government for a democracy."
-- Henry Giroux, "Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism" (2010)
Read the Truthout excerpt here.
Posted by Avram Mirsky at 2:44 PM
If you keep your eyes peeled when King Joffrey takes Sansa Stark to gaze upon the spiked head of her dead father around 12 minutes in, you'll notice that one of the heads looks slightly familiar. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained in their DVD commentary (from Season 1, episode 10) that the decapitated head is actually George Bush. This was discovered by redditor SidIncognito. Read more
Posted by Avram Mirsky at 6:29 PM
The days turn with the ease of pages, and like clockwork, it happens...