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  •  Rand's was the bully's fail: crying for mommy (3+ / 0-)

    when she finally got hurt.

    It's all bluster and swagger until fate lands that big punch.

    Then Atlas shits the bed.

    "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

    by jakewaters on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 05:32:49 AM PDT

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      I feel pity for the woman.  At the end of her life, having to concede her entire ideology.  She wasn't even able to bring herself to do it, handing power of attorney over to someone else to do it for her.

      Of course, her followers don't see it that way finding all kinds of creative ways to justify it all to satisfy the obvious cognitive dissonance it creates.  Like the person that had power of attorney took great pains to make it clear the decisions to use the safety net were taken by her and not Rand herself, as if to attempt to preemptively (or retroactively?) absolve Rand of the hypocrisy.

      I think that the most devastating thing that could be done to her legacy as well as to modern conservative ideology is for Hollywood to do a biographical movie about her, thus exposing the utter hypocrisy of her "philosophy" and putting her pompous writing in the proper context.

      That I would pay to see.

      Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

      by democracy inaction on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 09:19:41 AM PDT

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