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Tag: Atlas Shrugged

Rubio Not Convinced on Climate Change, Fox News Goes After Hillary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the death of the Virginia GOP’s gerrymandering scheme and a Republican lawmaker in Idaho who wants to make Ayn Rand required reading in high school.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE

Glenn Beck Plans to Build Libertarian Commune Inspired by Ayn Rand

Glenn Beck and his delusions of grandeur were on full display last week, as the conservative media figure completed his wholehearted embrace of Ayn Rand’s philosophy by announcing he would build a $2 billion utopian community somewhere in Texas.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE

Romney Relief

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE

Ayn Rand Fans Mortified by DVD Slander

The people behind 2011’s “Atlas Shrugged” movie adaptation (yes, they finally released the movie and no, nobody saw it) were “mortified” to discover that the DVD packaging for “Part 1” billed the film as a story of “courage and self-sacrifice.” As every Randbot knows, self-sacrifice is sacrilegious in the world of Ayn. (more)

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 READ MORE


Ayn Rand Revisited

Two new biographies about the irascible and idiosyncratic Ayn Rand, objectivist philosopher and ham-fisted mistress of the capitalist morality tale, show how her rocky Russian childhood and her subsequent self-reinvention campaign in America (partly conducted in Hollywood, of course) influenced her work, and how her ideas led to her own undoing.

Posted on Nov 2, 2009 READ MORE

Colbert and Rand

Conservatives ♥ Ayn Rand

What with all this economic turmoil of late, not to mention a suspected socialist in the White House, right-wing pundits like femmebot Michelle Malkin and fellow Fox-friendly cretin Glenn Beck are looking to “author, philosopher and female comb-over pioneer” Ayn Rand for guidance. Stephen Colbert thinks they should move to an island all their own, where less work gets done on purpose.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009 READ MORE

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