Tuesday, March 27, 2012

So far, so good ... so Santorum!

Dave Mustaine, lead singer for Megadeth, told the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos that freedom of speech is his biggest worry.

He then told Stroumboulopoulos, "To me, the guy who makes the most sense out of all those guys is Rick Santorum. He just looked like he could be a really cool President, kinda like a JFK kinda guy."

Rick Santorum wants to assign a little man with a big eraser to wipe out pornography.*



I know that Mustaine turned born-again Christian a few years ago. And if Mustaine's current vision of freedom of speech is consistent with banning pornography, then I'll just disagree with him.

But wouldn't it be nice if there were some kind of knowledge test attached to a ballot so if you were casting a vote for somebody because you say he supports X, but he's actually very publicly promised to ban X, you'd have your ballot discarded? It would be for the voter's own good: a voter protection measure.

HT: @acoyne

* Ah, the good old days.

6 comments:

  1. While the Republicans have been wildly successful in their own right over the last three decades, they still hold a grudge over being booted out of Congress in the early 1980s due to what was deemed unacceptable behaviour, though in truth they were no worse than any of the others.

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    1. Never said they were any worse; I just don't like Santorum. Mustaine supporting Santorum, after railing against the PMRC in the 80s, makes me cringe.

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    2. Agreed. Was my Metallica reference too obscure, or just not funny?

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    3. Oh, now that's going to be bugging me for weeks. I'm still missing it. I'll especially be embarrassed if it's Metallica from the pre-Black album era.

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  2. Try watching "Some Kind of Monster". Or just one particular scene; the film as a whole is just too cringe-inducing to watch more than once.

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    1. Wow. I was wracking my brain for lyrical references, but that utterly wasn't the point. Duh.

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