Skip to comments.Famous rockers play for protesters at rally (Unplugged for 4000 frozen thugs)
Posted on 02/22/2011 4:02:36 AM PST by Libloather
Famous rockers play for protesters at rally
By Patrick Tricker
Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 03:02
Standing in front of American and Wisconsin flags, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello played to an audience of 4,000 Monday at Monona Terrace at a performance set up by AFSCME to oppose the budget repair bill.
"Whenever there's an economic hardship, [Republicans] take advantage of that to ram through some legislation that's going to roll back decades, if not a century, of social progress," Morello said. "But they miscalculated. They miscalculated because they tried to begin doing that in Wisconsin."
Earlier in the day, Morello held a rally with Rise Against guitarist Tim McIlrath at the steps of the Capitol with thousands of protesters, despite poor weather conditions.
"The backbone of your state senators, who headed to my sweet home state of Illinois, changed my mind about [Democrats]," Morello said. "I'm like, at last somebody's got a spine, man, come on. They can stay as long as they want. Illinois is nice, man."
Morello also read an e-mail that he received from one of the principal organizers of the protests in Cairo. The letter expressed support for the Wisconsin protesters and advocated for solidarity: "Breathe deeply, Wisconsin, because justice is in the air."
"No matter what Gov. Walker, the Mumbarak of the Midwest, says, this land is your land," Morello said before singing a rendition of "This Land is Your Land" with McIlrath and other musicians. "Never give up and never give in!"
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Morello, you dumbass, Illinos is more broke than Wisconsin...
and you can keep those Senators...they are not wanted here...
That’s pretty damn ironic of Tom. Didn’t he get his showbiz career going as a freelancer? (Too lazy and too revolted to google it.)
“...who headed to my sweet home state of Illinois...They can stay as long as they want. Illinois is nice, man.”
Illinois is a political cesspool and its fall shall be greater than this uprising by a long shot.
Most of Illinois would be happy to see Chicago secede, which would turn it into a fairly ruddy state on the map.
Should of had Status Quo play, would have been appropriate.
Morello and Rage Against Intelligence are socialist scumbags.
I never heard of any of these mopes.
Now if it was, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, or even .. Billy Joel, I'd say okay, 'Famous Rockers'. But these
guys dopes???? I don't think so.
ps: Dear Bruce. Can you please lean to play another chord besides 'E', thank you.
pps: Patrick Tricker, please never ask me to listen to your collection of 'rock music'.
Clapton is god.
(small 'g' on purpose)
I think they had 1 hit some 20 years ago and have been playing political events ever since.
WisconSINS are committed by DEMONrats
It’s ironic; “The Machine” that is being “Raged” against is the Union/Democrat political machine. They are the “power” to whom truth needs to be spoken. STOP SPENDING MY MONEY.
That makes sense.
They are the new robber barons. The poor, ragged come-on just doesn’t work when it’s modern schoolteachers, for goodness’ sake, that are doing it. It looks ridiculous.
Why doesn’t Mister Big Liberal Springsteen show up there, anyhow?
Ahhhh!!! Because mr big liberal Springsteen is a filthy capitalist pig.
One of his concert contracts was posted on the Net a few years back. He's more demanding and pampered than our 'queen', the Bigfoot Wookie.
Brucie gets a Private Jet to fly him and his mrs to any concert, On the House, and once there, basically won't unlock his guitar case for another $100,000(1) -- but at least he's 'famous'.
(1) I think he even gets paid extra to go to the bathroom
Must be nice, when he’s not thinking self destructive thoughts that is.
Got a certain small-time (for now) music pal who wrote a little hard rock ditty he called “I Need Money.” Seeing Brucey, now I understand a little better.
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