Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life

Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life

Henry Rollins Quotes On Love, Time, Strength, Life, Politics

Edward Snowden, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, professes to have had access to whatever he wanted to know about anyone’s anything. If he’s telling the truth, why does he have such permeability without any government oversight? Is that OK with you? 

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 The opportunity to write for the ‘L.A. Weekly’ has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time. 

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 No matter how rough things can be at times, many Americans are optimistic and on the move. 

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 My mother, a very eclectic listener, had the first Doors album and gave it to me when I expressed interest in the band. It was one of the first records I ever had. As the years passed, the babysitters who used to look after me would bring their Doors albums to the apartment, and that’s how I got to hear their later work. 

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 Could it be that violence is as much a part of the American identity as the Constitution, and a vital component to its economic stability? 

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 If people are being upstanding citizens of the Republic, then you have to widen the net to incarcerate them. This explains why America’s prisons are full of nonviolent offenders – a perfect example of American exceptionalism. 

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 Pride is a thing that I have tried to abandon completely. Try as I might, pride still creeps into many of the things I do. 

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Luckily for me, I genuinely like my audience. They really are a good bunch. 

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In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level. 

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Guns are part of the American identity. 

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 You can pass all the gun legislation you want. None of it will make me feel any more or less safe than I do right at this moment. 

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 I am neither pro- nor anti-gun. I am gun-conscious. 

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 I think, to a great degree, we humans still divide ourselves into two species, even though we are monotypic. There are males and females. We see them as different and not equal. 

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 With age, life becomes complex and difficult, often fraught with risk on several levels, from the practical to the fiscal. 

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I come from a town of great musicians: Washington, D.C. It’s no joke, that history. 

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Those who seek to profit by division don’t stand a chance. 

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I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn’t inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless. 

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 I never had any interest in being involved with the Boy Scouts. 

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 Literally thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the NFL by retired players, many of whom say that information on brain injury in football was withheld from them.

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 It is instilled in thousands of American males from an early age that one of their requirements is to be able to both dish out and take a lot of pain. They are taught the rules of this road in gyms, rings, backyards and fields all over America. 

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To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger’s tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need. 

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I try to get myself up and moving as early as possible. Optimum is to be on the treadmill while it is still dark outside. 

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  One of the odd enjoyments in life is to be alone in a room full of people. To have them there as unknowing human filler in your wide shot. 

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Nothing moves me more than the history of the United States. 

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 I consider any gun that can chamber a round and send a projectile down its barrel at a high rate of speed into my body – causing me injury or death – to be an assault weapon. 

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 Imagine a 15-year-old kid saying, ‘I have two moms – it’s cool.’ I don’t fear that at all. 

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Sometimes when you meet a musician you are a fan of, and he or she isn’t the friendliest person, you walk away from the experience wondering if you will ever be able to listen to their music again. 

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Trying to write music, be in a band and keep it all happening is one of the hardest, morale-destroying, heartbreaking things you will ever try to do – and that’s when it’s going well. 

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 I am in Africa, I always have the feeling that it’s where everything started. When I am in New York, I know it is where everything ended up. 

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 What does New York sound like? For me, the Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost recordings on the Savoy label are the total embodiment of the New York music experience.

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We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail. 

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 Life is weird, great and dangerous. 

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Americans saw fit to give president Obama a second term. I don’t think there will be many people keeping their Romney/Ryan bumper stickers on their cars. 

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 Citizens United didn’t work. Hey, Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Shellgame Adelson: Democracy trumps money sometimes.

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 Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now – not remotely. 

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 If some band sucks, you’re going to have to find out about it for yourself, because I don’t have the interest in issuing warnings. Henry 

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The number of people who are actual supporters of Mr. Romney could very well be less than the Donner Party, whose members they sadly resemble in many ways. 

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 The more I learn about Mr. Romney, the less there is to admire. Henry 

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 Dinosaur Jr. in their live capacity are a band that put me in a state of such overwhelming rock that it often takes quite a while to come down. 

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Too bad that Paul Ryan confessed to being a fan of Rage Against The Machine. By doing so, he not only begged for a bucketing by many of their fans but actually got one from the band’s guitar player, Tom Morello. 

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 August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one’s endurance, sanity and stamina. 

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In blues music, there’s a lot of borrowing, so it’s often difficult to identify the originator of a song. 

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Jazz music is as American as it gets, and so is the U.S. Postal Service. A Miles Davis stamp is a perfect marriage of two great American institutions. 

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When you’re kept out of the adult world, it’s a blessing in disguise. 

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Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.

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Youths write me and tell me that their band will go nowhere because of all the bad bands in the world. I tell them there has always been awful music and that no great band ever wasted any time complaining, they just got it done. Their ropey ranting is just a way to get out of the hard work of making music that will do some lasting damage. 

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My first introduction to African music was by my mother, who bought the ‘Pata Pata’ album by the great Miriam Makeba when it came out. Now that is an album. What a voice.

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As performers grow older, I reckon there are two ways they can go. They can either be up there, playing more deeply from their guts than ever, or they can be phoning it in so crassly that it leaves a lump in your throat as you leave the venue at the end of the show. 

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 I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to tour with the Beastie Boys and watched almost every set they played on all those dates. Why not? You do your set and then you get to see the Beasties play? Best deal in town. 

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There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand. Henry Rollins Beautiful World Place New Contemporary bands often will do tour-only releases pressed and sold only in Australia. Crikey!

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 I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll. 

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 As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves. 

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 For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa. 

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I was happy to find out that when on tour, Dolly Parton doesn’t use hotels but stays on her bus every night, to the point of having her buses shipped from Austria to Australia so she can tour the way she sees fit. I used one of her buses once – an honor. 

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 I am not immune to the lure of a signed record, flier or set list. The fact that your music heroes potentially had, in their own hands, the record you now have in yours is kind of cool. When the musician has departed, it can give the thing a unique power.

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 Memphis has always been a city that holds a great deal of meaning and also leads me to a lot of thinking. Besides Sun Studio, which helped put rock n’ roll on the map all over the world, the legendary Stax Studio also called Memphis home. 

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 Texas is a hotbed of insanely good bands and musicians.

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 Texas is as odd as it is vast.

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 I think it’s important to have some documentation of the past. 

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I would hate to think that some people have found themselves in a musical cul-de-sac and have ceased to explore new music, or at least music that is new to them, because they are so glued to the past. Henry 

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 Imagine someone so infatuated by a band that they have every different pressing of every album the band made. Most of the time, the only difference in the album is the matrix number or a different ‘made in’ notation on the back cover or label. This is enough to make some people extremely excited. Actually, much more than excited. 

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  For many years, I tried to make New Year’s resolutions. I made lists and shot for great heights: I would show altruism and exert moral strength, patience and all those other great attributes. 

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 We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic. 

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Never once have I thought that Social Security would be something that would ever be available to me. Henry Rollins Me Never Thought Security As a young person, I wanted everyone to agree with me. 

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 I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly colored wrapping paper. 

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Dead ‘SMiLE’ is perhaps the Beach Boys’ most legendary album. It was recorded in 1966 and 1967 but only saw a formal release in 2011. That’s a long time to wait for what was said to be Brian Wilson’s masterpiece. 

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Florida is a crazy place, and I have played some of the wildest shows of my life here. 

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 Americans are hard on almost everything. We are hard on our vehicles, our marriages and our heroes. Mostly, however, we are hard on ourselves. 

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More than 30 years ago, in Washington, D.C., I secured a copy of a single by a Los Angeles band called The Bags. The two-song 7-inch, released on Dangerhouse, had a girl on the cover who looked right at you with huge eyes. The songs, ‘Survive’ and ‘Babylonian Gorgon,’ were great and made many of my mix tapes. 

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 Songs sung under duress are often very powerful. 

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Rock n’ roll unchained a nation and revolutionized radio and the record industry, not to mention the motion picture business. 

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 Certainly, there are huge, multiplatinum bands whose singers command their audience’s attention. Sadly, much of the time they have little to say. 

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There are records that, in my opinion, only reach their full potential when the listener is disoriented. 

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There’s something about being under-rested and knowing that the situation is going to remain that way for quite some time that makes things more meaningful. 

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 I urge you to read the Occupy Manifesto, written by the New York City General Assembly. It is unavoidably clear. This is not directionless action. If it were, the media would have moved on. 

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For many, an album is no longer a considerable feat of an artist but just sounds to be half-listened to while one is halfheartedly engaged in something else. 

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 If you are a musician who has released albums, it would perhaps be morbidly interesting to know how much you would be owed if everyone who now has your music had actually bought your record. 

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I get letters from young people telling me that they’re broke and download my albums for free. They ask me what I think about that. I now have a standard line. I tell them, ‘I would ra ther be heard than paid.’ 

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Music files and downloading have indeed changed the currency of music to a great degree. 

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 Whenever any great song or album gets lost in the ether, someone is deprived of the joy of hearing it, and the great effort of those who created and recorded the work is damaged. 

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 I have been curious about Haiti for many years. The history of the country is as fascinating as it is turbulent. Henry Rollins History Country Curious Years ‘The Great Gatsby’ is a book I have read a few times, and it seems to get heavier every time I come to visit. 

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Each year, every city in the world that can should have a multiday festival. More people meeting each other, digging new types of music, new foods, new ideas. You want to stop having so many wars? This could be a step in the right direction. 

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August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. 

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Winehouse was not a person I ever met, and I can’t say that I am overly conversant in all of her music. I do have her albums, and years ago, when I first heard her sing, I thought she was extraordinary. The tone of her voice, her phrasing, her raw appearance – these qualities were extremely captivating to me. 

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The Internet, the camera cellphone and the like have not only sped up the world’s information uptake, but they have cheapened that which they capture. 

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 A text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process. 

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 It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements. Henry Rollins Humanity Us Only Brutality Sleep is for squares. 

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 If I were a doctor, I would prescribe that you addict yourself deeply and irrevocably to music and never, ever seek cure outside of more music. It really is the best drug available. 

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 I don’t mind bees and think we are all the better for having them around. I like the taste of honey. 

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 When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can’t get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he’s either lying or not all that bright. 

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Rock is ironic in that, up to a certain point, you can get better and better at it if you don’t mind possibly looking more and more ridiculous. 

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A country that has been through as much as Vietnam has to have some crazy music somewhere. 

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My father did not rock. He just earned and hated. Don’t end up like this man. Henry Rollins Man Father End Rock Seasonal change in Los Angeles is often a very subtle thing. It’s not as if we finally stop having to shovel the snow out of our driveways and can put our parkas back in the closet. 

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 To my ears, jazz sounds better in warm weather and after the sun has gone down. While I will listen to some of my favorite jazz records in cooler weather, it’s the warmer nights that really make them come alive. Something about those sounds and the heat of the night really makes it happen for me. 

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 I have been listening to the Stooges’ self-titled first album for well over half my life, and it remains one of the most exciting and essential records I have ever had the good fortune to come into contact with.

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I have a lot of compact discs. I need them for radio play and convenience. Many bands and artists I am a fan of don’t always release their work on vinyl, so I take what they feel like giving me. 

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 To burn a CDR of music you like to give as a gift to someone you wish to become closer to is a cold, moist-palmed, mouth-breathing bummer.

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 I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn’t understand what the word ‘assassinated’ meant. 

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 When I am in Africa, I realize I don’t know much, have not seen much, and there’s a lot to be done. 

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Sudan is one of the most hard-put placesin the world. 

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 If the death of Osama Bin Laden brings any peace to those who lost loved ones on that awful day in September 2001, that is a great thing. It is more likely, however, just a painful reminder of what was lost. 

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 If the death of Osama Bin Laden brings any peace to those who lost loved ones on that awful day in September 2001, that is a great thing. It is more likely, however, just a painful reminder of what was lost. 

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 I think more airtime should be given to Donald Trump and Orly Taitz. They should run for office together. They should open for Charlie Sheen. 

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 Of course same sex marriage is constitutional! The right to be yourself, to pursue life, liberty, and property, is protected several ways over several amendments. John Boehner should know this.

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 Limbaugh makes money getting simpleminded people to feel good about their intellectually undernourished brain spasms. He’s very good at it, and I scarcely believe a fraction of what he says. 

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Sarah Palin embarrasses herself almost immediately upon opening her mouth to speak or upon moving her fingers to send messages to her dull flock. 

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 I don’t believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995. 

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If American forces leave Afghanistan, the Taliban is going to do what to America? Don’t say you’re worried about what they will do to the Afghan people. If that was America’s concern, America’s operational presence there would be much different. 

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If an American company has a drop of patriotic blood coursing through its system, then surely it would set up in America and employ Americans, right? 

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Juan Williams is a very sharp guy. 

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Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable. 

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In the city of Pyongyang, you don’t have to look very far to see an image of the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. They love the guy. He is responsible for the wonder that is North Korea. 

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The only thing worse than the Pastor Terry Jones scheduled Koran burning is the fact that he canceled the proposed event. 

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 When people make my country look bad, I can’t stand it.

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 Sherrod seems like a good and dedicated person. 

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 Republicans just can’t help themselves. They get in front of a live microphone and within a few sentences are rocketing down the swiftest and most direct route to the all-you-can-eat comedian-and-talk-show-host buffet. 

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Who is Henry Lawrence?

Henry Lawrence Garfield is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, presenter, comedian and activist, better known as Henry Rollins. He is currently hosting a weekly radio show on KCRW, a regular columnist for Australia’s Rolling Stone, and a regular columnist for LA Weekly.

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