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My Ultimate Ayn Rand Porn.
The debate is: those who are paying for government say that can't pay anymore while those who consume government say they don't give a fuck keep the goodies coming.
Obama didn't cover that in his brilliant paragraph....
They obviously can, see the 50s and 60s.
"1. The Presidential election of 1976. I urge you, as emphatically as I can, not to support the candidacy of Ronald Reagan. I urge you not to work for or advocate his nomination, and not to vote for him. My reasons are as follows: Mr. Reagan is not a champion of capitalism, but a conservative in the worst sense of that word—i.e., an advocate of a mixed economy with government controls slanted in favor of business rather than labor (which, philosophically, is as untenable a position as one could choose—see Fred Kinnan in Atlas Shrugged, pp. 541-2). This description applies in various degrees to most Republican politicians, but most of them preserve some respect for the rights of the individual. Mr. Reagan does not: he opposes the right to abortion."
Excepting newsstand loitering, and doctors office waiting rooms, generally, if i see someone reading RS, i label them as a dork. I'm racist like that, or nerdist.
Re Ayn Rand-right the fuck on, indeed.
A wise English teacher pointed out to class that what I was saying was an adolescent phase and most grew out of it as they developed as a human.
Embarrased, I hated her with a passion at the time. As life wore on, continuing into college, I reflected on her statement and finally realized the world wasn't just about me.
I now consider her my most influential and best teacher.
Thank you Ms Ceteznik! I'm sorry Paul Ryan didn't have someone like you.
I find Obama's condescending response emblematic of the man. A smarter politician would have used the occasion to praise the aspects of Rand he saw the most value in, even if he ultimately rejects Rand. Instead, he proclaims Rand to be a juvenile phase to be grown out of once a person reaches full, government-loving adulthood. Give me a break.
And just in cold political terms -- Atlas Shrugged sold 500K copies in the last year alone. The fact that Obama doesn't think any of those book buyers are worth courting is kind of amazing.
“There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.”
as Meatloaf goes, so goes the nation... I was worried when Gene Simmons endorsed Romney. now, shit's getting real.
You confirm our point.
You want more and insist that someone ELSE has to pay for what you want.
When the Moocher Underclass riots you have dirty smelly punks shitting on squad cars and molesting each other in parks.
How does a riot by the Producer Class look?
The Takers are not getting the message.
Like two year olds who pitch tantrums, they seem immune to reason.
The Productive segment of the Middle Class has made their position clear.
Things will not continue on as before.
An Obama victory will bring about a social change such as the Republic has not seen since the Educated Propertied Class initiated a revolution against another tyrant 337 years ago.....
I'm fond of that line you quote, but I'm pretty sure the correct attribution is not Raj Patel (with whom I'm not familiar), but John Rogers
So Rand was a baby killer and an atheist? Dang!
And the Mashed Potatoes on the side? Who did they finally endorse?
Well, you missed out then on a terrific story in the latest issue that puts Mitt Romney's candidacy in the context of Mormon history. A real eye-opener.
You also missed out on a decent cover story on Taylor Swift too, but then, the simple fact that I would read an article about Taylor Swift in any publication is a sure indication that I am a dork, never mind my having purchased the latest Rolling Stone.
P.S. If I had a dime for every time someone on Slog sang the praises of Ms. Ceteznik, Barbara or Gloria...
Wow. A glorified romance novel assigned in 10th grade honors English. What is the world coming to?
I generally don't support parents interfering in the grading process in schools, but your parents should have taken that matter up with the administration, frankly. The most important thing in writing class is making your argument in a convincing way, regardless if the teacher agrees. So, that teacher wasn't just a Randroid asshole who failed you for political reasons, she also was a hack who had no business working as a teacher.