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Famous rockers play for protesters at rally (Unplugged for 4000 frozen thugs)
Daily Cardinal ^ | 2/22/11 | Patrick Tricker

Posted on 02/22/2011 4:02:36 AM PST by Libloather

Famous rockers play for protesters at rally
By Patrick Tricker
Adam Wollner
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.

**SNIP**

"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!"

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycardinal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: machine; morello; protest; rage; rally; unions; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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The minimal applause could not be heard due to the mittens.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 4:02:40 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Are you kidding me with the misleading headline? “Famous” rockers? And they cite Tom Morrello from Rage Against the Machine? Come the hell on! His group basically was a rapper who could not sing, who spoke commie-infused protest lyrics over some distorted guitar noises. Oooooo, “famous” rocker, my ass.


2 posted on 02/22/2011 4:04:48 AM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Libloather

These hippies are over 40 years too stale, and the new Tea Party conservative influence is not your father’s GOP. Rock off!


3 posted on 02/22/2011 4:06:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

The last dying gasp of the has-beens. Wherever there are cameras you can count on Jesse Jackson and any has-been musicians or actors to show up.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 4:07:24 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Suvroc10

There’s a new “machine” now (vox redneck) and it’s raging against him and his fellow travelers.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 4:08:03 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

We haven’t seen spoiled rich boy Tommy the Commie for some time now.


6 posted on 02/22/2011 4:09:22 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Libloather

‘famous marxists’ it should read....


7 posted on 02/22/2011 4:09:49 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
These hippies are over 40 years too stale...

Isn't it kinda funny to see the people who got rich from our "evil capitalist system" whine and complain about it.

8 posted on 02/22/2011 4:10:23 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: FrankR

I guess Wisconsin has been too embarrassed over the decades to bill itself as the “Union State” but from what I’ve recently been told, that’s just what it is. It would be quite a symbolic squish to have it even reined in in that place.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 4:10:52 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

Rage Against the Machine? If you consider screaming into a mic with distorted background noise.... music, I guess you might be a union member.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 4:11:47 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Libloather

Only to Democrats, would elected Democrats running away from failure be considered a good thing.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 4:11:47 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Libloather

Most of these people are just looking for more popularity and screw the cause.


12 posted on 02/22/2011 4:11:52 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine galvanizes Wisconsin protesters

Five thousand people squeezed into the Monona Terrace exhibition hall to hear Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 curse Walker’s plan to undercut public employee unions. Walker got called every name in the book – “motherfucker,” “asshole” – but the acoustic show was still overwhelmingly peaceful and positive.

13 posted on 02/22/2011 4:12:57 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: catfish1957

Rage Against the Machine is to music what Government School Teachers are to education.

Perfect match.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 4:14:25 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Libloather

From some reports, it was a smell-in.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 4:14:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: samtheman

actually that’s probably an insult to Rage


16 posted on 02/22/2011 4:15:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It's time for these old hippies to cut their hair, have a bath and get a job.

Time to GROW UP!!!

17 posted on 02/22/2011 4:16:39 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They are all squealing hogs...squealing because there is no more slop in the trough. Squeal all you want, piggies...enough fattening. The next step is hams and bacon. Bwaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


18 posted on 02/22/2011 4:17:03 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: wastedyears

The first thing I saw this morning on my local news was a headline saying that public sector unions are tired of being targeted everytime the state budget needs to be cut.

Well you morons, its not my fault you had to infect everything we can see.


19 posted on 02/22/2011 4:19:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

As intended. :)


20 posted on 02/22/2011 4:20:28 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Libloather
"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,"...

Damn right!

21 posted on 02/22/2011 4:22:34 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Suvroc10
America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you've lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn't belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don't care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve. — Tom Morello

I guess we could go back to the Haight-Ashbury days when everyone was on drugs and welfare. I mean, that system worked out so well... /SAR
22 posted on 02/22/2011 4:23:05 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Libloather
...Illinois is nice, man"

Morello, you dumbass, Illinos is more broke than Wisconsin...
and you can keep those Senators...they are not wanted here...

23 posted on 02/22/2011 4:26:22 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: TSgt

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.)


24 posted on 02/22/2011 4:29:20 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

“...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.


25 posted on 02/22/2011 4:29:26 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: killermosquito

Most of Illinois would be happy to see Chicago secede, which would turn it into a fairly ruddy state on the map.


26 posted on 02/22/2011 4:31:28 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

Should of had Status Quo play, would have been appropriate.


27 posted on 02/22/2011 4:33:01 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: Libloather
Standing in front of American and Wisconsin flags, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello...

Who?

BTW, they spelled 'Moron' wrong...


28 posted on 02/22/2011 4:33:33 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: killermosquito
Oh yeah, and I hope they do -- it will open the door to recall/replacement elections. Some speculate they are simply cowering at home in Wisconsin.
29 posted on 02/22/2011 4:33:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

Morello and Rage Against Intelligence are socialist scumbags.


30 posted on 02/22/2011 4:42:34 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Libloather
'Famous Rockers'?

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)

31 posted on 02/22/2011 4:46:35 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Condor51

I think they had 1 hit some 20 years ago and have been playing political events ever since.


32 posted on 02/22/2011 5:00:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

WisconSINS are committed by DEMONrats


33 posted on 02/22/2011 5:40:31 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: samtheman

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.


34 posted on 02/22/2011 5:41:22 AM PST by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" drive progressives absolutely crazy.)
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To: killermosquito

That makes sense.


35 posted on 02/22/2011 5:43:35 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: jdsteel

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.


36 posted on 02/22/2011 5:45:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Condor51

Why doesn’t Mister Big Liberal Springsteen show up there, anyhow?


37 posted on 02/22/2011 5:46:13 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Condor51
If you haven't heard of “Rage Against the Machine” than you were not listening to new music in the 90’s. All 4 of their studio albums went platinum. Sure they are socialist scumbags without a doubt. In the case of Tom Morello he's not just a socialist scumbag he's also a talented socialist scumbag. Not that Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel aren't equally socialist. Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler are certainly more talented than Tom Morello.
38 posted on 02/22/2011 5:52:57 AM PST by Durus (Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
*** 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

39 posted on 02/22/2011 5:58:57 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Condor51

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.


40 posted on 02/22/2011 6:05:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Durus
*** If you haven't heard of “Rage Against the Machine” than you were not listening to new music in the 90’s. ***

Correct. I was not listening to that *new music* in the 90's. Basically because I didn't consider it "music".

Neither was/is: 'grunge', 'new wave', 'heavy metal', or any of that other crap, "music".

41 posted on 02/22/2011 6:07:45 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Condor51

It’s mule-sick, not music.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 6:11:34 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

LISTEN live to Wisconsin conservative Newsradio Charlie Sykes 620 WTMJ over the Internet!

Click Here now:

http://www.620wtmj.com/home/ondemand/44930432.html


43 posted on 02/22/2011 6:42:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Libloather

What, they couldn’t get Joan Baez or Peter, Paul and Mary?

(Yes, I know Mary passed away, but still...)


44 posted on 02/22/2011 6:50:59 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Mopp4

Sorry, but we have enough pathetic loser pols stinking up our state with their cowardice and arrogance. I want them back in Madison ASAP so we can fumigate Northwest Illinois.


45 posted on 02/22/2011 6:53:47 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Condor51

And your parents were saying the same thing about Clapton et al. Just because you don’t like where music has gone doesn’t make it bad.


46 posted on 02/22/2011 7:08:29 AM PST by Durus (Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
*** It’s mule-sick, not music. ***

:-)
I think that 'stuff' would make 'mules sick'.

As to your pal and his 'little ditty' I wish him luck -- back in the good old days of rock, most now classic rock songs are nothing but 'little ditties' written to three chords. Mostly in the I, IV, V Chord Progression (or a variation thereof).

But I don't even know if 'Rock' exists any longer. The closest shown on TV or played the radio (I can find anyway) now is 'modern' Country music - or 'Tex-Mex' like from The Mavericks, but they broke up, dang. So now I stick to Blues and 'Classic rock' (really love the Blues)

Rock was always criticized back then by 'experts' for being 'simplistic'. While true in most cases, it wasn't for the likes of Chuck Berry. That man can (could) play Chords and Riffs you need fingers 7" long to play :-) Ditto for some of the Beatles later work - George Harrison was greatly under appreciated as a guitarist. And so is Keith Richards.(1)

(1) Thanks to his drug use that's all anyone thinks of when 'Keith Richards' is mentioned. But, that's all on him.

47 posted on 02/22/2011 7:15:39 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Allegra
"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,"...

We wouldn't want to "let a crisis go to waste", would we?

48 posted on 02/22/2011 7:30:42 AM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Sorry, but we have enough pathetic loser....

LOL....and now it looks like you may getting fugitives from Indiana too....

49 posted on 02/22/2011 10:25:45 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: Durus

*If you haven’t heard of “Rage Against the Machine” than you were not listening to new music in the 90’s. All 4 of their studio albums went platinum. *

A lot of garbage music sold a lot of copies in the 90s. Morello cannot write melodies, which is why no one remembers his music.

And if he thinks he’s going to win over the mushy middle of Wisconsinites by praising Illinois, he’s mistaken. Most Wisconsinites detest Illinois and its denizens, who travel north to speed up and down the WI highways like maniacs on their way to their “summer retreats”. There’s a reason why they’re called FIBs, comrade.


50 posted on 02/22/2011 10:35:38 AM PST by j-damn
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