September302014

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"Ayn Rand: How Is She Still a Thing?" from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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September192014
September162014

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

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Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

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A community made up of American ex-pats deep in the South American hills of Chile – far away from America’s annoying taxes, healthcare mandate, and legal abortions – was supposed to be a Libertarian paradise of rugged individualism, instead it cost many of the people who bought into it almost everything and now is buried under lawsuits – a reminder that everything…

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July252014

Anonymous said: I don't know who Ayn Rand is. Should I change that or just let it lie?

odinsblog:

raptorific:

Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.

Accurate!!!

March212013
“I’m simply saying you can get a work visa and you can get in the normal line. I’m not creating a new line for citizenship. I’m just saying you can get in the current line that exists. The only thing I’m saying is you don’t have to go home.”

Rand Paul, attempting to clarify his immigration position

To clarify, the Great Libertarian Hope Rand Paul’s position is that undocumented workers should be able to get some sort of work visa that allows them to live as second-class members of societies while they “get in the current line that exists.”

The problem? There is no general purpose line.

There is, however, a line for “family reunification.” If, for example, your brother is a U.S. citizen and you want to join him, you can wait in that line. If you’re coming from the Phillippines the line is about twenty-four years long.

Rand Paul’s plan to fix immigration doesn’t actually fix immigration.

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March92013
quickhits:

oinonio:

Excerpts from Rand Paul’s filibuster. 

This seems like a good place to drop this Politico headline: “Rand Paul: ‘Seriously’ weighing 2016 bid.”
Yeah, that’s what it was all about… Taking over the “crackpot running for president” business from his father.

quickhits:

oinonio:

Excerpts from Rand Paul’s filibuster. 

This seems like a good place to drop this Politico headline: “Rand Paul: ‘Seriously’ weighing 2016 bid.

Yeah, that’s what it was all about… Taking over the “crackpot running for president” business from his father.

February172013
January242013
August162012
msnbc:

From Maddowblog:
It’s possible Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky isn’t quite cut out for work in the U.S. Senate. Consider this item he tweeted over the weekend (via Joe Sonka).

msnbc:

From Maddowblog:

It’s possible Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky isn’t quite cut out for work in the U.S. Senate. Consider this item he tweeted over the weekend (via Joe Sonka).

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