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Jagger Needles Obama for Snooping

In Washington Monday night, Mick Jagger wisecracked about the Obama White House snooping programs. From Mike Allen and Playbook at Politico:

MICK JAGGER, age 69, at the Verizon Center last night, on the final North American stop of the band’s “50 & Counting” anniversary tour: “I don’t know if President Obama is here tonight — [pause] — but I am sure he is listening in.” That got a good laugh. Jagger recalled that when the Stones first came to D.C. in 1965, Lady Bird Johnson requested “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

Jagger, you might be aware, has weighed in on the issue before. This is one of the Rolling Stones’ lesser know classics, “Fingerprint File,” off the 1974 album, “It’s Only Rock and Roll.”

And for those of you who are fans – I know all of you are fans – here’s some video of the Stones performing in Philadelphia a week ago. Take a look at them ripping through this song – they’re just about 70. I can think of only one explanation: They did, in fact, make a deal with the Devil.

15 Responses to Jagger Needles Obama for Snooping

  1. Keith,

    It just goes to show what a life of clean living, avoiding drugs, alcohol, wild sex, late nights of constant partying will do for a person.

    Now if only the Osmonds would live as clean a life, they might be performing well into their 70’s too.

  2. Ah, the young, so gullible. They believe all that “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”, and “someone help me, I can’t get the lid off this pickle jar”.

    Always remember;
    old people don’t get stupid, stupid people get old
    sex might take longer, but the longer the journey, the more enjoyable the ride
    the old only “forget” things they don’t want to remember

    As for the deal with the Devil; who do you think invented Big Pharma?
    We did.

  3. Mick’s comment about Obama listening is absolutely ironic when you connect it to the concert venue, namely, The Verizon Center!

  4. Jumping Jack Flash wasn’t released until 1968. Someone must be living in an alternate universe. No one could request it in 1965.

    They did, however, release Satisfaction in 1965.

    My guess is the first statement is as true as ladybird Johnson ever attending any of their concerts. And another fake Internet meme starts, unexamined, as fact.