Category Archives: Ayn Rand’s Grave

What We’re Reading

David Horsey, writing in the LATimes, points out something so obvious that it slipped right past me: Hurricane Harvey has exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations of Republicans. Those … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand’s Grave or The Feast of St. Ronnie

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js We all know that as a matter of dogma, nothing is more important to Republicans than tax cuts for corporations (which leads to more money for rich people), you know: Trickle Down or VooDoo Economics 101. Saint Ronnie convinced … Continue reading

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The Invisible Hand of Ayn Rand, er, The Market

Hey guys, remember in this morning’s Not Normal we talked about re-newing the flood insurance thingie? Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) gives us some more details: LOUISIANA — Coastal state Republicans are bucking members of their own party … Continue reading

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Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid is Served, Sen. Paul

Schrödinger’s Senator, the physics paradox known in this dimension as Rand Paul, the senator from the multiverse where anything is possible including being elected preznint in the 2016 Goat Rodeo and being elected to the Senate or both or neither … Continue reading

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Wanna Super-Size Your Unemployment Numbers With That?

Here’s how you split the baby on the livable wage argument (with secret sauce): McDonald’s hits all-time high as Wall Street cheers replacement of cashiers with kiosks Andrew Charles from Cowen cited plans for the restaurant chain to roll out … Continue reading

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Today in Granny Starving

Zombie-eyed granny starver Paul Ryan returns to his midseason form with a plea for the real Death Panels: “Less than 10 percent of people under 65 are what we call people with pre-existing conditions, who are really kind of uninsurable,” … Continue reading

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Soylent Green Is People! And So Are Workers!

I mention Soylent Green only because the American Enterprise Institute is arguing against the $15 minimum wage by offensively comparing working people to packages of ground meat: “Suppose that hamburger sells for $4 per pound and sirloin steak sells for … Continue reading

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Because We Love A Good Apology In The Key of Dog Whistle

The Oklahoma GOP has apologized for (unfavorably) comparing starving poor children to wild animals: “Last night, there was a post on our OKGOP Facebook page, and it was misinterpreted by many. I offer my apologies for those who were offended … Continue reading

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Some Fries With Your Stupid, Sen. Aqua Buddha?

In which we open the box with Schrödinger’s Candidate and find his unique Libertarian perspective on property rights. Continue reading

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I am returning herewith without my approval S. 1, the”Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.” Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves … Continue reading

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