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Friday, June 07, 2013

• • • Who Is John Galt? 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | The big thinkers over at the Atlas Shrugged movie site are taking another poll. [....] And who do the Objectivists see as the ideal John Galt? Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be a popular choice, although there are recommendations for conservative actors Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Caviezel, and Tom Selleck, too. Daniel Craig, Clive Owen, Nathan Fillion, and even George Clooney are mentioned a few times. Shockingly, only one person mentions Tom Cruise, who for some reason I think would play a great self-satisfied prick.

Monday, May 27, 2013

• • Children Are Parasites Who Take and Take and Take 
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Atlas Shrugged  | I got an e-mail this morning detailing the perfect Mother's Day gift for mothers who also happen to be total assholes: “Make May 12th An Atlas Shrugged Mother's Day.”

Saturday, March 30, 2013

• • Yes, There Will Be a Third Atlas Shrugged Movie 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | After the abysmal box office of Atlas Shrugged, Part 2 made the abysmal box office of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 look huge in comparison, I feared that there would be no third movie to complete the adaptation of Ayn Rand's teabagnum opus. The third Atlas Shrugged movie could potentially be the worst movie of all time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

 Paul Ryan Will Work as Hard as He Can to Repeal Obamacare 
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Atlas Shrugged  |Paul Ryan  | So Ryan is going to continue to build his little fantasy budgets for the America that voted three-to-one for a Romney/Ryan ticket, even though reality looks nothing like that America. This makes his budget into nothing more than Atlas Shrugged fanfic.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

• • Bill Would Require Every High School Student in Idaho to Read Atlas Shrugged 
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

 In Which Rob! Speaks For Us All 
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The quality of Slog comments is always very high when compared to other blogs, but I've noticed an increase in the thoughtfulness and all-around engagement of comments over the last couple of weeks. So welcome back to Allyn, caralain, and undead ayn rand, and thank you to everyone else for the great conversation.

Monday, February 04, 2013

• • "Why Should I Be Paying a Toll for Somebody Else's Bridge?" 
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It's this narrowing of our sense of community that I think is one of the most destructive trends in American politics. The sense of national identity and purpose that once bound us together in the interest of a larger common good has gradually eroded into local squabbles over subarea equity and levy equalization and whether users of one bridge have an obligation to pay for another bridge just a few miles away. It makes for an every-man-for-himself free-for-all that might have thrilled Ayn Rand, but that threatens our ability to collectively invest in the public infrastructure and services necessary to assure our future welfare and prosperity.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

• • Why Does Glenn Beck Hate the Gap? 
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Atlas Shrugged  |Going Galt  | Yes, so Glenn Beck says he's "Going Galt" and setting up a self-sustaining libertarian commune somewhere. (For the moment, let's ignore the fact that in Atlas Shrugged, nobody ever announced that they were going Galt; they just disappeared so the helpless takers wouldn't try to ruin everything for them.)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

• • Nobody Cares About the Deficit 
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Capitalism  | The Democrats don't want to go over the cliff because their Keynesian sensibilities rightly tell them that now is the wrong time for fiscal austerity, and the Republicans don't want to go over the cliff because their Randian ideology tells them that the only moral economic policy is to cut taxes on the wealthy while cutting services for the poor.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

• • Potty-Mouthed President Obama Expertly Dissects Ayn Rand's Novels 
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Paul Ryan  | [T] the thing that makes me want to stand up and cheer in the Rolling Stone interview is this bit about Ayn Rand [....]. [....] Any president who can carve the thesis of Ayn Rand's "philosophy" to shreds in a single paragraph is my kind of president

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

• • • Atlas Shrugged Fan Fantasizes About an Election-Day McDonald's Showdown with the Takers 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  |Capitalism  | Those brave souls behind the second Atlas Shrugged movie disaster are still plugging away at their little website, pretending that they still have a chance at recouping their terrible losses. One of the ways they're trying to sell movie tickets? A blog, recounting the many Randian victories that happen in their everyday life

Thursday, May 31, 2012

• • • Watch Republicans Argue About Ayn Rand 
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Atheism  |Atlas Shrugged  |Capitalism  |Paul Ryan  |Video  | This is [...] hilarious: A town hall-goer questions Paul Ryan about his recent renunciation of Ayn Rand.

Monday, February 06, 2012

• • Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand! You Get a Crappy Sequel. 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  | The producers of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 took advantage of the occasion of Ayn Rand’s 107th birthday today to announce that they’re going to put out a sequel.