Saturday, December 01, 2012
• • Liam Neeson Takes Out Ben Affleck, But Just Barely
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But the real bomb was Atlas Shrugged: Part II, which didn't even crack the top ten. All the Ayn Rand fans were probably busy watching Neeson kill a bunch of foreigners in Taken 2, which seems more like their thing anyway.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
• An Elegy for the Ron Paul Supporter
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[Rand Paul] campaigned on his father's ideological legacy (and his Randroid first name), only to spend the last two years nuzzling lovingly under the throat wattle of Kentucky's own Futuristic Hyperturtle Mitch McConnell.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
• Romney and Bibi: Middle East Policy By Two Best Buds Walkie-Talkiing After Bedtime
Consider: back before the American empire piloted a Rascal bearing its own bloat off into a terminal sunset, we believed that politics ceased at our shores, that whatever domestic gamesmanship we might pursue, our foreign policy interests would not be prey to them. Laborers could still afford to go to baseball games, and Ayn Rand books were only shelved in the fiction section.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
• Dick's Got a New Heart: Why Cheney's Transplant Makes a Good Case For ObamaCare
Breitbart.com criticized The Daily Beast’s questioning the means by which Cheney got his transplant, accusing it of “voicing the typically Obama-style view of looking at health-care as an avenue toward survival of the fittest.” This absurdly ignores the Randroid rhetoric on display on other parts of the site, as well as the fact that the nearly 50 million Americans currently without health insurance live a far more Darwinian existence than they would under the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).
Friday, February 24, 2012
• How the GOP Primary Became a Contest Among America's Rich Drunk Uncles
Peter Thiel, occasional speaker, National Review essayist, and Randroid internet mogul. He’s perfect, isn’t he? Thiel made his money from and staunchly believes in two things that essentially function on a contempt for other people or an outright fear of interacting with them. Any actual dependency on another crushes the idealized edifice of both and reveals a hollow dysfunction powered by teenagers.
Monday, February 13, 2012
• Huge Houses Are Morally Wrong
Some people think that if the money is legally made, it is the right of the moneymaker to use that money how they see fit, and it’s not anyone else’s business. Well, if you believe that you’re some sort of Randian libertarian, and you should not be reading this website. Most reasonable people accept the fact that society itself contributes greatly to the ability of rich people to gain and, crucially, hold wealth (that is, the rule of law that society enforces ensures that rich people don’t all immediately get robbed and guillotined, as has been the fashion at various points in history); therefore, rich people owe a great debt to society. More than others do.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
• • The Most Excruciating Run-On Sentence in the History of the Internet [Thought Catalog]
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Fascinating experiment in professionalized ego-blogging Thought Catalog has finally figured out the secret of life. “Wonder What The Secret Of Life Is,” Brandon Scott Gorrell muses in the title of a post that begins with a quote from Atlas Shrugged. (Then apologizes for beginning with a quote from Atlas Shrugged.)
Thursday, December 15, 2011
• The Outrageous Break-Up Quiz and Other Grim Tales of Dating Finance Pros
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(From commenter Nohio.) [....] Me: [....] What’s the last book you read? Investment Banker: Atlas Shrugged. I try to read it once a year.
Friday, November 18, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
• Colleges Second-Guess The ‘Raise Prices Forever’ Plan
Sure, colleges are famous for being populated by bleeding heart liberal humanists and corporations are famous for being populated by cold-blooded heartless Randian automatons. But college educated automatons, don’t forget!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
• Poor Americans Are Making America Poor!
Experts now tell us the odds of a double dip recession are at 50%. Do you like those odds? Do you? No. Not even you, the mewling, pleading, unproductive object of Randian derision, like 50% odds. You want decisiveness.
Friday, July 01, 2011
• How Republicans’ Balanced Budget Amendment Could Solve Everything
Democrats should say, sure, guys, we’ll give you your two-thirds vote in the Senate on this! You’ve persuaded us to adopt fiscal responsibility, with this well reasoned and not at all silly [Balanced Budget] amendment! Let’s do this, in honor of Thomas Jefferson and Ayn Rand and their many golden free-market bastard children in Heaven. Then use the entire institutional heft of the Democratic party to ensure that the minimum 13 states don’t ratify it, and it dies.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
• College Kids Think Gay Professors Are All Biased
College students: will they ever be able to judge political bias with any accuracy? No, they haven’t even decided whether Ayn Rand or Chinua Achebe is cooler yet! So it’s no surprise they think every gay teacher is biased.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
• Facebook Billionaire’s Dangerous Party Draws Firefighters
Assless chaps.“Full-on rager” partying. A Fire Department intervention. Peter Thiel’s hedge fund might have cratered, but the objectivist Republican’s private life is rocking.
Monday, June 06, 2011
• • • Catholics Take on the Republican Cult of Ayn Rand
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Right-wingers have long been fascinated by Ayn Rand, the mid-century pop philosopher who defined moral behavior as doing whatever will make you, the individual, happy, and opposed any government intervention in the economy or charitable giving. Based on her economic beliefs, you can understand why, for example, Rep. Paul Ryan makes each of his staff members read her most famous novel Atlas Shrugged. But shouldn’t it bother some of these right-wingers that she was, to use their own language, a “radical atheist,” too?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
• Cow porn judge loved Ayn Rand movie
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“Exciting and rewarding for those of us who have been Rand fans for many years.” —Cow porn judge Alex Kozinski, in his IMDb review of Atlas Shrugged. Turns out Kozinski is a movie buff.
Monday, February 07, 2011
• Even teen hookers need abortions
If I were to walk into the offices of the National Review and say, “I’m a pimp, here’s my ho, we’d like to subscribe,” should the receptionist pull a gun on me? Press the panic button? Or maybe engage me in banter about Ayn Rand to make me comfortable and gather information on me and call the cops after I leave?