Paul Ryan Popped Wood You Can See From Space

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Congressman Paul Ryan and his fellow selfish SOBs will all be pleased to learn that a previously lost and unpublished Ayn Rand novel has been discovered and will soon be available:

For the first time in more than 50 years, publishers are rolling out a new novel by the godmother of libertarianism, the previously unpublished Ideal. The book tells the story of a movie actress who is accused of murder.

Rand wrote the novel in her late 20s, but never published it, although at one point, she did write a stage adaptation, which will be included in the new edition along with the short novel.

The “objectivist” author’s works — particularly the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged — have been held up by pro-business, anti-government zealots as exemplars of political fiction. Her acolytes praise her as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and have made her, essentially, the patron saint of people who don’t tip.

(Raw Story — New ‘lost’ Ayn Rand novel will bring her crimes against literature to new generation of jerks, by David Ferguson, AKA T.Rex

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

That’s Rick Wiles telling us the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us, you know, as a government conspiracy, and that’s why you should convert or something.

Well why not?…

…it’s better than most of the programming on CNN:

Ex-CNN exec caught on video putting dog poo in mailbox

On the bright side, the video to go along with the dog poop in the mail box story will be better than Brisket®‘s teevee show!

Look out, Idaho!

It must be something in the water:

CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.

The task force would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

Yes, gotta defend the Wyoming coast from invasion. Someone might try to cross the Snake River or something.

(H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D, original source: Trib.com)

The Embargo is Working…

…except when it gets in the way of profits:

Despite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has allowed American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other countries blacklisted as state sponsors of terrorism, an examination by The New York Times has found.

No! Say it isn’t so! There must be a good reason for this outrage!

Most of the licenses were approved under a decade-old law mandating that agricultural and medical humanitarian aid be exempted from sanctions. But the law, pushed by the farm lobby and other industry groups, was written so broadly that allowable humanitarian aid has included cigarettes, Wrigley’s gum, Louisiana hot sauce, weight-loss remedies, body-building supplements and sports rehabilitation equipment sold to the institute that trains Iran’s Olympic athletes.

Dammit, I need examples!

In one instance, an American company was permitted to bid on a pipeline job that would have helped Iran sell natural gas to Europe, even though the United States opposes such projects. Several other American businesses were permitted to deal with foreign companies believed to be involved in terrorism or weapons proliferation. In one such case, involving equipment bought by a medical waste disposal plant in Hawaii, the government was preparing to deny the license until an influential politician intervened.

I’m guessing that if they released the full list of these scofflaw US Corporations that are getting exemptions, we would see that their profits are… offshore and untaxable, good patriots that they are.

(NYTimes)