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TOPIC: Twisted Sister opposes Ryan's use of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
Created by: TheGhost_and_MrsMuir
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Not sure how I missed this in the last week but it was emailed to me by their former stage manager, Frank.

I love it.

I worked with these guys for total of 5 years. Met my ex while working for them with them (she worked for management) and toured all over the world.

Dee Snyder is one of the smartest, hardest working and honorable people I know or ever have known, this just backs that up 1000%

From the LA Times:

Rep. Paul D. Ryan has become well tired of The Man (read: the U.S. government) sticking it to the little guy. So no surprise his budding vice presidential campaign liked to crank “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at his campaign events.

But in a repeat of many campaign moments past, the hard rockers who created the song don’t think much of the buttoned-down politician with the conservative social agenda who was trying to get mileage out of it.

Twisted Sister asked the Ryan campaign Wednesday to cease and desist playing its fed-up anthem. The Republican’s campaign immediately said it would comply. The Associated Press said the Ryan camp emailed: “We’re Not Gonna Play It anymore.”

Ryan has avowed a taste for metal and classic rock, saying he particularly likes Led Zeppelin. Now he joins a long list of politicians, particularly Republicans, who have been jilted by the pop stars they loved.

Earlier this year, Cyndi Lauper got hacked off when a television ad attacking Mitt Romney used her hit “True Colors.” She said her objection was not because she supported Romney (she didn’t) but because no one had asked her permission to use the song.

“Mr. Romney can discredit himself without the use of my work,” Lauper tweeted.

Four years ago, Jackson Browne asked John McCain’s campaign to drop his classic “Running on Empty” from an ad attacking then candidate Barack Obama. The McCain camp apologized and paid an undisclosed sum of money for using a portion of the hit song in a McCain Web video.

McCain running mate Sarah Palin took the stage at the Republican National Convention after the playing of Heart’s “Barracuda.” The Wilson sisters didn’t like it, with Ann saying that Palin did not speak for her or other American women.

George W. Bushhad more than one run-in with musicians that his two presidential campaigns embraced. His team liked Sting’s “Brand New Day.” But the onetime lead singer for the Police was an Al Gore man in 2000. He asked the Texas governor to stop using the song. It was the same tune four years later when Bush’s team embraced “Still the One” by the band Orleans, only to be told by the singer-songwriter John Hall he didn’t endorse the president. The Democrat was a backer of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.).

Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French called “We’re Not Gonna Take It” one of the most widely licensed songs in the world. But he said politicians had a way of running off with the group’s version without permission. Two tea party candidates agreed earlier to drop the song after objections from the band, French said.

French said he and his bandmates, including frontman Dee Snider, objected to Romney and Ryan’s stand on abortion and opposition to same-sex marriage.

“We understand it’s a protest song, but the use of our particular version of the song connotes our support,” French said. “We are absolutely opposed to this Republican ticket and to a social agenda that we find particularly disturbing.”

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"It is OK that Dee is a liberal anyways: He is washed up and cannot make it in other genres of music. "

Three things I now know:

falls cannot read. falls is a broke freeloader Dee makes north of one million/year

DROPS the mic.

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I would think that having a nationally syndicated radio show would pay very well.

Tulare CA
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It is OK that Dee is a liberal anyways: He is washed up and cannot make it in other genres of music.

Us Neo Cons got someone batter Darius Rucker: Lets see he was hootie from hootie and the blow fish who was around slightly after twisted sister. Had a very successful r&b and dance career and now is Enjoying success as a Country artist. Hum he is also black and a neo con.

Where is Dee:Washed up, a dj

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Fall:

We artist types have standards. When compared to the business world, the at world is tinny. This means that when you get a bad rap for associating with the wrong kind of people (radicals like what is left ofthe right) you beat be able ti write your own ticket.

More over, when you can write your own tickets. You can tell others what they can and can't do with your art.

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I just think that this is the way it should be: Your a washed up singer, your a late night radio dj that plays mostly washed up singers songs that cannot even make it as a country singer ( I am a coutry fan so no offense just the best way I could put it).

You should be happy that someone thinks enough to play your music. It does not nessacarily mean you agree with the political stance of that party. It dosent mean that you agree with that canadate. It just means since you are a washed up singer that makes less as a dj then as a singer and you cannot cut it in another Genere then you should be happy.

If it was someone who is actually still Popular like the Eagles then maybe you have a right to say something. But even Liberal Don Henley dosent agree with the media and hates them (ref dirty laundry).

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Yeah... But's by default.... Like Mr Magoo making it home safely after driving all bonkers. Like tuning on the tube and seeing scab NFL football.... Technically it is.......football...

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Does anyone else love the fact that Bobby is doing the 'rope-a-dope' with the Neo Clowns?

Can you say meltdown?

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"I normally do not call people out for errors, except for people who make the mistake of calling others illiterate or other stupid names relating to supposed intelligence. "

Now that's some funny shit right there...

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Fjep:

If you were an employer or if I felt it would help you to understand why you and your fellow neocons are losing power... I might just do that. But at last, I wouldn't work for those I debate politics with and you neocons will never accept reason. As such, I will not waste more of my time, proof reading than you use in critical thinking if why capitalism is dying on a global scale.

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Bobby you post your incoherent ignorance day in and day out. You are a expert on stupidity. You have little right or credibility calling anybody out for anything. I normally do not call people out for errors, except for people who make the mistake of calling others illiterate or other stupid names relating to supposed intelligence.

There is a simple cure for your constant mistakes. It is called proof reading, something a writer should know about. Or maybe you do, and are just that dumb.

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TOPIC: Twisted Sister opposes Ryan's use of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'