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Cool Is All That Remains

Jonathan37 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 7:52 PM
Now wait just a damn minute. I've been scrolling through these comments, agreeing with every one, but this I cannot let stand. You can diss Mick all day long, but no one who values rock music will agree that Keef isn't cool. What's left of him, that is. Let's stick with busting on Obama, who not only isn't cool, but is destroying the greatest engine for personal liberty and societal prosperity this sad old world has ever seen.
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