Sunday, November 04, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
• After Batman Theater Shooting, Rightbloggers Rush to Defend What's Important: Guns, Themselves
Atlas Shrugged |
Pre-Aurora, rightbloggers were psyched to celebrate the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, as an important work of conservative philosophy -- like Atlas Shrugged, only less cartoonish.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
• • Lights Off for Earth Hour? Rightbloggers Leave Lights On, Declare Victory
Ayn Rand Center |Capitalism |Yaron Brook |
This year the Ayn Rand Center seems to have mainly skipped the festivities -- though they did offer a video called, “Does laissez-faire capitalism harm the environment?” In this fascinating presentation, the Center’s spokesperson, Yaron Brook, said that, whatever laissez-faire (French for “I live, you die”) capitalism has meant for the “spotted owl environment” (haw!), it has been very good for the “human environment” -- because “there has never been in human history a time where we have been healthier, where we have breathed cleaner air, where we have drunk better water...” Mind you, this had nothing to do with envirofascist meddling such as the Clean Air Act, anti-smog ordinances, etc. -- the Invisible Hand would have cut emissions and dumping eventually, but the stupid hippie lawmakers jumped the gun and stole their thunder.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
• Rightbloggers Denounce Rick Santorum's War on Porn—As a Liberal Conspiracy
Randroid site The Objective Standard compared Santorum to the hated Jane Fonda. “Fonda wants to use the power of the federal government to shut down Rush Limbaugh’s radio broadcasts,” they wrote. “Santorum wants to use the same power to shut down internet pornography. Both Fonda and Santorum are enemies of freedom of speech.”
Monday, July 18, 2011
• • Rightbloggers Celebrate the Unprecedented Success of Sarah Palin’s (10-Theater) Movie Opening
Atlas Shrugged movie |
Let’s see what happened with another heavily-politicized film event, the debut of the film version of Atlas Shrugged in April. That film opened in 299 theaters, receipts for which, we were told at the time, promised an epochal hit and an Ayn Rand revival. But in its second weekend, Atlas Shrugged expanded to 465 screens -- and took in about half as much money as it had in its opening weekend. Shortly thereafter, its producer abandoned his plan to bring the film to 1,000 screens.
Friday, April 29, 2011
• Battle of Birtherism: Rightbloggers Divide on Whether Obama is Foreign-Born or Merely Un-American
Atlas Shrugged movie |
Several of the [birther] brethren were as excited about [Jerome] Corsi’s book as Objectivists awaiting the release of the Atlas Shrugged movie or pre-teens anticipating a Justin Bieber concert.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
• Nashville flood proves to rightbloggers: Obama hates America, white people
Rightbloggers believe the Liberal Media unfairly exploited that event to make President Bush look bad, paving the way for President ObamaHitler. They have since prayed ceaselessly to Reagan and Ayn Rand for a way to redress this historic indignity.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
• Jon Kyl continues GOP war on unemployment benefits
It would appear the national GOP is trying to pitch a Randian work-or-starve line in the teeth of a recession. We're not sure why they think it's a good strategy.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
• War on Christmas not as warlike this year: Obama to blame?
Monroe Rising, normally devoted to upstate politics, offers "Why The Left Hates Christmas." "Two thousand years ago," they assert, "the Christmas Revolution began with the birth of Jesus." Jesus was not all about loving thy neighbor, as the uninformed might think, but "the individual interests and freedom to pursue life, liberty and prosperity." Back in Pilgrim days these "proved harmonious in American communities," but they are now "targeted for defeat by those who believe community interests are more important than are individual interests." It's Christmas as Ayn Rand might have approved of it: You give the presents to yourself, not to parasites like your kids, who produce nothing and probably believe in "witch doctors" like Santa Claus.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
• • • Rightbloggers culture-war for John Galt, against Jon Stewart and Meghan McCain
Atlas Shrugged |
Galt-Going has been heavily promoted by top bloggers such as Michelle Malkin and Instapundit. The implication is that Galt-Goers will follow the example of John Galt in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, and withdraw their businesses and innovations from an ungrateful American society, leaving it destitute. But no such withdrawals of significance have yet been recorded.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
• The official Village Voice election-season guide to the right-wing blogosphere
Megan McArdle. [....] Began posting at Live From the WTC (later Asymmetrical Information) as “Jane Galt” shortly after 9/11, with Randian tropes and denunciations of “Lefty Idiocy.”