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The Galt reference is particularly ironic considering how much of that stupid book is about building rail lines.

Oh, that's right: Ms. Rand didn't actually have the foggiest notion how the things she wrote about worked in the real world.
Posted by Proteus on October 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 2
It literally hasn't even stopped raining yet.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on October 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
Dougsf 3
His logic is flawless. Ugh.
Posted by Dougsf on October 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM · Report this
They take limos to Fox Studios and Wall Street and Goldman Sachs.

Andthey'll complain bitterly about the trafsfic jams from the back seat
Posted by judybrowni on October 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5
It's ironic, but hasn't Sandy essentially done what Occupy tried to do?

Immobilized Wall Street.

Forced people into interaction instead of media.

Made them work together at a survival level, in parks, plazas and sidewalks.

Made cracks in the 'necessity' of various industrial infrastructure such as subways, ...

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Asparagus! 6
This is kinda of wrong, since if we weren't being ruled by our current rulers, the MTA probably wouldn't have been limping along on life-support level funding for the last 25 years.
Posted by Asparagus! on October 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
I don't understand. Is there somebody out there saying that we shouldn't fix the MTA or something? It's only been one day for fuck sake.
Posted by tkc on October 30, 2012 at 4:29 PM · Report this
Dougsf 8
@7 - I was wondering the same thing. Was there a big chunk of news I missed, or is Atrios just acting callow?
Posted by Dougsf on October 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM · Report this
For one thing, Congress isn't even in session again until December, I think.

Me, I'm with Rachel Maddow - I hope Sandy becomes the rationale (and it's an EXCELLENT one) for immediately passing Stimulus 2: Rebuild Our Infrastructure!

A lot of our country's infrastructure - the electrical grid, the water mains - essentially hasn't been updated since the first New Deal. Let's create new jobs, put an army of unemployed people back to work, AND modernize and repair our whole infrastructure! It's a win-win-win!
Posted by Pope Buck I on October 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 10
Maybe, just maybe, we should see what the recovery response is before we start calling it a failure. Prioritize: Save human lives first, then worry about how they are going to get to work second.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on October 31, 2012 at 6:43 AM · Report this

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