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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:50:03 AM PDT
shoutout from St. T. A.
Still enjoying my stimulus package.
by Kevvboy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:02:45 AM PDT
authority in a moment of need.
I love the use of Old Testament guotes when if the used the rules from Deuteronomy and other Old Testament texts, they would be stoning each other.
But, then again, W.Mitt follows the Book of Mormon. The latest of fantastical texts.
"Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!" oder "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"
by drpmeade on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:06:45 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
high standards! And I say that with ... Rational Objectivity!
Pro-Occupy Democratic Candidate for California State Senate, District 29 & Occupy OC Civic Liaison.
"I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky
by Seneca Doane on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:16:44 AM PDT
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
by ActivistGuy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:04:57 AM PDT
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow
by CrazyHorse on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:11:34 AM PDT
demonstrating the anagram
by ActivistGuy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:30:52 AM PDT
told me the anagram yesterday while we were having lunch at the supermarket, and as soon as I got home, I made the gif!
Even forgot to put the chicken in the fridge....
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:34:45 AM PDT
"And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR
by Mogolori on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:31:02 AM PDT
From the frying pot into the fire.
From abortion rights into misogyny?;
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.
by Shockwave on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:07:29 AM PDT
Aquinas was a very intelligent man and a good philosopher, IMHO.
Health care is a right.
by Fireshark on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:01:13 AM PDT
steadfastly defended. He used what intellect he had to do little mental contortions to defend any and all of the Church's religious dogma from whoever questioned it. He set a strong precedent for religious apologists of today: namely, if you can come up with a religious mental contortion to defend your absurdity, then the burden of proof shifts to your opponents to prove it is false.
Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.
by tekno2600 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:53:21 AM PDT
You have to judge historical figures within the context of their time. By our modern standards, Lincoln was quite a racist. Thomas Jefferson raped a 14 year old girl, repeatedly, for many years, forced her to bear five children, and then kept his own children as slaves.
But in the context of their time, they were forward thinkers, both managed to fight the good fight and increase and preserve liberty for their contemporaries and successive generations. Jefferson the slave owner set the groundwork that is the foundation of liberty for all citizens today, including those whose ancestors he treated as property.
They are creatures of their times. It makes no sense to try and fit them in to a modern context.
Which is why its nuts to take writings from the Bronze Age and try to use them as a guide to modern life. Jesus said this or that, great: he was also fine with slavery. Among other practices that were normal in his time and considered heinous now.
by The Stig on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 05:50:31 PM PDT
be seen as sexist, racist, or homophobic today.
by Fireshark on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:02:10 AM PDT
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
Reason over "faith".
by Shockwave on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:05:47 AM PDT
Why, he's positively medieval!
Please feel free to HR me for my informative and argumentative nature. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin
by rbird on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:27:40 AM PDT
Paul Ryan -- evil collectivist:
“Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.” — St. Thomas Aquinas
“I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins
by RoIn on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:42:10 PM PDT
is a book dumb people say they've read to make themselves seem smart. It's especially good for dumb conservative people because they know it pisses off liberals.
SEE ALSO: Alving Toffler and Robert A. Heinlein. (Results may vary.)
by CrazyHorse on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:11:12 AM PDT
you made my morning!
-7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.
by Dave in Northridge on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:22:06 AM PDT
am a SF fan. He was a right libertain.Great fiction though.
by drpmeade on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:11:56 AM PDT
His characters presaged the discovery of fractals -- almost two-dimensional!
by Seneca Doane on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:18:26 AM PDT
To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken
by Youffraita on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:42:57 PM PDT
Heinlein was a great writer - but a crypto-fascist none the less.
by CrazyHorse on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:01:09 PM PDT
by raincrow on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 02:24:20 PM PDT
is almost certainly lying.
It is utterly unreadable. Skimmed through it, perhaps, but nobody reads her novels.
I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve
by ruleoflaw on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:16:48 PM PDT
but even in high school I eschewed 90-page didactic lectures. That, I just skipped until the story resumed.
I was so disgusted by the fact that Atlas Shrugged proved Ayn Rand couldn't write, I never read another word by her.
Also, her politics were repugnant...but at the time I didn't realize how bad they were b/c I was reading for story, not philosophy.
by Youffraita on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:46:02 PM PDT
I was struck by the fact that every one of her characters were loathesome, even the supposed heroes. I put it down without regret after about 50 pages.
Atlas Shrugged is a contender for "best. title. ever." for a novel. It's a damned shame that it was pasted on the cover of such a god-awful collection of twaddle.
by ruleoflaw on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:08:40 PM PDT
by Youffraita on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:45:38 PM PDT
Don't disappoint us with the teaser - you put yourself on the hook, bub.
What about my Daughter's future?
by koNko on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:12:51 AM PDT
is my favorite line.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:13:53 AM PDT
The GOP ... Government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
by Azazello on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:14:39 AM PDT
looks like one too.
One does not simply walk into Mordor! One invites a gas driller in, and one’s land becomes Mordor. Chris From Balloon Juice
by Mr Stagger Lee on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:53:16 AM PDT
maybe she's hidden behind Mr. Beefcakes.
by Spron on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:15:29 AM PDT
Will she retire before someone finally asks her to sort out Greenspan and his other woman?
Prefers Obamacare over Vouchercare
by Palafox on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:19:26 AM PDT
Mr. & Mrs. Biggest Asshole in the Universe have a tacit agreement not to speak of Al and Ayn's love child. That's probably being tested now that the corporate media has elevated Paul to economics genius status.
by Azazello on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:01:02 AM PDT
Where can we get a copy?
by drpmeade on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 09:13:37 AM PDT
Just download it.
by Azazello on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:02:40 AM PDT
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:18:12 AM PDT
by Mogolori on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:38:25 AM PDT
May I steal it? with attribution of course.
by dsb on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:48:48 AM PDT
The anagram itself is already viral. I hoped this would help it further on its way :)
I'm trying to post it whether I can, hoping people will steal it.
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:50:43 AM PDT
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:51:27 AM PDT
How do I make a gif like that?
It's too big a world to be in competition with everyone. The only person who I have to be better than is myself. - Sherman T. Potter
by ChuckInReno on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:12:16 AM PDT
I made it first in powerpoint, copying each slide to the next, and adjusting the letters, then saved the powerpoint as a pdf, then imported it into Gimp(each slide as a "layer"), cropped it and saved it as a gif.
I could have done the whole thing in Gimp, but I find Powerpoint easier make animations in.
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:41:13 AM PDT
Link, rehost, whatever you want. No attribution required :)
by Febble on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:53:42 AM PDT
Remember when, bizarrely, the beautiful duo of Helen Mirren and Eric Stoltz were cast in a film as Ayn and her Objectivist man-toy Nathaniel Branden? haha
by witkacy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:26:27 AM PDT
Love this, going to share it on FB. Thank you!
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon
by Diana in NoVa on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:26:43 AM PDT
Aquinas as McLuhan puts it way over the top.
by Mogolori on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:34:50 AM PDT
...but Ryan's wife...well, we may have to create a "Have you seen me?" campaign on milk cartons soon.
I wonder why that is???
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.
by Egalitare on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:31:04 AM PDT
of mystery," a former lobbyist for Big Pharma and health care services. The shadow of Ayn Rand on this marriage probably keeps both of them afraid to turn their backs to the other. Rand was not keen on marriage and family, but a protracted, teeth-grinding rape now and then by an uber man on a so-called uber woman was a-ok. (See "The Fountainhead." Subtitle: "Pathology Galore.")
Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."
by judyms9 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:38:01 AM PDT
guaranteed to be childless under the Law of Akin...thereby rendering the Tribe of Rand self-limiting, thankfully.
"Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL
by blue in NC on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 03:30:52 PM PDT
"The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead." ~ Paul Krugman.
by Neon Vincent on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:47:43 PM PDT
Great stuff. If only the Democratic campaigns were as effective in defining their opposition.
"Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells." J. Paul Getty
by Celtic Pugilist on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:37:31 AM PDT
a sense of humor. Atlas Shrugged is my great achievement in comedy writing! When will the world acknowledge my monkeyshines?
Weak-willed god believers and tween pre-masturbators, thats all I get?
"Reason is six-sevenths of treason," said one of his neighbors. "Intelligence is what the enemy uses," said another.
by Misterpuff on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:05:35 AM PDT
for my laugh today. They are weak minded fools. :)
by punkin4 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:14:21 AM PDT
you have won the Internets with this cartoon. If I had any moolah, I would order a print to be sent to Mr. Ryan's office with a note: "Ayn misses you, you parasite."
by Spron on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:17:53 AM PDT
I've read this claim before -- that Ms. Galt depended on Soc Sec & Medicare benefits late in life.
It would be great to have reliable citations/links to back this up.
Anyone got the goods? Tom Tomorrow?
by Michael cdk on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:26:29 AM PDT
But you have access to Google no?
It also has a link to a response from "Reason" magazine which basically says so what? I say, that's a cop out. They claim she paid into the system so she should have no quibbles about taking from the system. I say, render unto Cesar what is Cesar's and have integrity with your own creed. If she had any integrity she would have refused that money. Otherwise, she is NO different than the rest of us.
--Mr. President, you have to earn my vote every day. Not take it for granted. --
by chipoliwog on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:05:44 AM PDT
"Mistress of the Topaz" is now available in paperback! Link here: http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-900-8
by Kimball Cross on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:53:52 PM PDT
by raincrow on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 02:22:26 PM PDT
by vinny67 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 03:05:01 PM PDT
in Ayn Rand's voice. Nicely done.
by jrizos on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 11:34:33 PM PDT
“Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it” ― Václav Havel
by SottoVoce on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 08:15:52 AM PDT
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